My munchkin loathes the feeling of denim and corduroy fabric on her legs which means wonderfully tough-wearing jeans and cords are an absolute, tantrum inducing no-go, harumph! When she inherited a groovy box of clothes containing not one but two pairs of adorable overalls (1 denim and 1 cord) I knew I had to figure out a way to transform them into something my picky kiddo would actually wear…
Take a peek at my two crazy simple methods for transforming those overalls into easy DIY overall dresses – this also works fab for grown-up gear too!
Grab your overall victims and a long length of coordinating fabric + some bias binding, wide ribbon or lace.
Chop the legs off of a pair overalls just above the crotch area.
Bind the raw edge with the ribbon, bias binding or lace. (get my easy bias binding how-to right here)
That’s it! A super simple refashion that the kiddo loves to wear – onto my second quick fix method:
Chop the legs off of the other pair of overalls just above the crotch.
Snag that long length of fabric and pin tuck it around the bottom of the chopped overalls with right sides facing and raw edges lined up.
Zigzag over the outside seam for extra strength and to help prevent fraying.
Marvel at how those once hated overalls are now a wardrobe fave!
Got a pair of overall shorts that you’re just not feeling anymore?
Head on over here and discover how to make those warm weather overall shorts fit for the chillier seasons!