Easy DIY Overall Dresses

January 18, 2016Sheri Pavlović

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…

Easy DIY Overall Dresses

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!

easy diy overall dresses

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Grab your overall victims and a long length of coordinating fabric + some bias binding, wide ribbon or lace.

easy diy overall dresses

Chop the legs off of a pair overalls just above the crotch area.

easy diy overall dresses

Bind the raw edge with the ribbon, bias binding or lace. (get my easy bias binding how-to right here)

Easy overalls to dresses refashion tutorials

That’s it! A super simple refashion that the kiddo loves to wear – onto my second quick fix method:

easy diy overall dresses

Chop the legs off of the other pair of overalls just above the crotch.

easy diy overall dresses

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.

easy diy overall dresses

Stitch together.

easy diy overall dresses

Zigzag over the outside seam for extra strength and to help prevent fraying.

Easy overalls to dresses refashion tutorials

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?

refashioned DIY overalls tutorial

Head on over here and discover how to make those warm weather overall shorts fit for the chillier seasons!

For loads of fabulous upcycling DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your Passion for Refashion!
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Comments (3)

  • Suzan

    January 18, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    As another idea to recycle the overalls, you could use the pants legs you removed and cut 4 strips of fabric from them, piece those together and make a ruffle for around the bottom.

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    January 19, 2016 at 7:18 AM

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  • Jade

    January 22, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    Love this, these are super cute!

    A great idea if the overalls are getting too short in the leg length, too…

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