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Create an adorable denim pinafore from a dowdy old skirt
Got an ugly denim maxi or midi-skirt lurking at the back of your closet?

Transform it into a funky overall dress with my quick step-by-step tutorial!

Posted by Confessions of a Refashionista from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Confessions of a Refashionista's 66 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab a dowdy denim midi or maxi skirt + a couple of large vintage buttons

    hmmm, but this skirt has a front zip…how will you be able to put it on when the overall bib & straps are attached?

    Simply turn the skirt around and have the zip in the back! Easy peasy!

    *be sure to try it on back to front to make sure it fits comfortably before refashioning

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    ...I removed those hideous side pockets

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    chop the skirt to your desired length

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    slice out a square of the chopped length for the overall bib

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    arrange the overall bib on the waist of the skirt right side facing out & pin

    * I added one of the original side pockets to my bib & detached the top portion of the belt loops for easy stitching, sewed it together then reattached the belt loops

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    on to the straps:

    Try on the almost-overall-dress & decide the length needed for the straps & cut a couple of strips from the remaining chopped length (mine measured 70cm x 10cm)

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    and now it’s time to bust out that hausfrau torture device:

    1. fold each end of the strap up & press
    2. fold in one side of the strap & press
    3. fold in the other side of the strap & press
    4. overlap the folded edges of the straps & press

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    stitch together

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 9
    Step 9

    and repeat the whole process to create the other strap

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    arrange the straps on the back of the skirt (which was originally the front) & stitch ‘em on

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 11
    Step 11

    add the button holes to the top of the overall bib

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 12
    Step 12

    stitch the buttons to the straps

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fray the raw edges of the overall bib if desired and go rock your new overall dress!

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 14
    Step 14

    the front-as-back looks fab!

  • How to make a recycled dress. The Diy Overall Dress - Step 15
    Step 15

    L O V E I T !

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awesome
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