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Day 304: Pregnant Pause: Maternity Overalls to Dress Refashion

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

refashionista maternity overalls refashion before
BAM!

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

refashionista maternity overalls refashion before side view
Just sayin’.

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

gitano ma label
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…

unpicking crotch seam
Rrrrrrrrip!!!!

…and then cut off the legs!

cutting legs off jumpsuit
Chop! And Chop!

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

I pinned

pinning seam on dress form
Pinning where I unpicked the crotch!
closeup of pinned seam
Decreasing that baby bump section!
pinned back of jumpsuit
Shortening that back section!
Day 304: Pregnant Pause: Maternity Overalls to Dress Refashion 1
Taking in those sides!

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

Day 304: Pregnant Pause: Maternity Overalls to Dress Refashion 2
Whirrrrrrrr! 🙂

Then, I gave my new dress a new hem!

Day 304: Pregnant Pause: Maternity Overalls to Dress Refashion 3
Almost done!

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

There we go!
Day 304: Pregnant Pause: Maternity Overalls to Dress Refashion 4
Much better, eh? 🙂

Cheers!

refashionista maternity overalls refashion before and after
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