Day 304: A Pregnant Pause Dress

Day 305: Scrap Bustin’ Coasters
Day 303: Babies of the Eighties Top

How does one write a suitable preface for something like this?


I couldn’t just stop at one before pic, either!  :)

Just sayin’.

At first, I didn’t understand why the shape of these atrocious overalls was so odd.  Suddenly, all became clear!

Ma, as in Maternity. As in Oh Ma God, no! ;)

Yep.  You’re looking at a pair of maternity overalls!  As I clearly have no need for these as-is, it was time to get to work!  :)

I knew I wanted to turn this into a dress, so I unpicked the crotch  area…


…and then cut off the legs!

Chop! And Chop!

Then, I put the whole thing on my dress form and started pinning!

Pinning where I unpicked the crotch!

Decreasing that preggo belly section!

Shortening that back section!

Taking in those sides!

Then, I ran all of the pinned sections under the needle!

Whirrrrrrrr! :)

Then, I gave my new dress a new hem!

Almost done!

I pressed my new seams & hem…and now I have a comfy and totally non-preggo frock!

Much better, eh? :)



Day 305: Scrap Bustin’ Coasters
Day 303: Babies of the Eighties Top

8 Comments on Day 304: A Pregnant Pause Dress

  1. doriskathlene
    May 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm (3 years ago)

    What an unbelievable difference! Cute!!!

  2. tilacata
    May 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I didn’t even realize there was still Gitano floating around in the world. The before looks like Between the Lions, “Smarty Pants”-google it! I like the after, I just wish it was another color.

  3. Chica Andaluza
    May 2, 2012 at 8:39 am (3 years ago)

    I can´t believe you took this on and turned it into something so wearable. Am still laughing at the first pictures though!

  4. alibarrick
    May 2, 2012 at 9:36 am (3 years ago)

    You’re doing an amazing job Jillian – great work on this one – it turned out REALLY cute!

  5. Mikki
    May 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my goodness!! This one rocks! Ok, I’m hanging my head in shame as I say that I really kind of liked the before shot. It’s just so cute and comfy looking. That being said, the “after’ is phenomenal!! Great job!!

  6. chichi
    September 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm (3 years ago)

    super cute and i love the colour

  7. Care
    March 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm (2 years ago)

    LOVE the comments….Oh Ma God, no!!! You are a genius!

  8. Hilary Darmousseh
    June 29, 2013 at 8:32 am (2 years ago)

    I didn’t realize pregnancy overalls existed. Cute refashion. :)


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