A Cute overall jumper made from upcycled overalls.
This is a fun project! I recycled old overalls to make a cute new jumper! Here's MaryVance modeling her new Overall Jumper for you.
Below you will find photos and instructions from when I made Molly a matching jumper.
I used a seam ripper and actually removed the bib from the pants at the front. This gave me the original seam allowance used for the
bib to use for my skirt. Here’s a photo of the pants front.
Here’s a photo of the inside of the bib front with Molly’s skirt pinned on. I opened up the original seam allowance and used that for a stitching guideline.
First I measured the length I wanted the skirt to be (allowing for seam allowance and hem) and cut two rectangles. I just pinned the skirt on in pleats on the front but you could gather it also.
Finished front. I stitched in the original stitch lines for the topstitching also.
Because the back had no 'bib', I just measured the back and cut it off so it would be even with the front (remembering to allow for seam allowances). I stitched the front bib to skirt front and then back to skirt back. Next I stitched the front to back at the side seams. Now, here's where you just have to fiddle a little. :-) Not all overalls come together at the side the same, some have snaps, some have buttons, etc... I just kinda fiddled with it to determine if I needed to leave a lap or if I could just stitch the entire seam closed. Every pair I've made has been finished off a little differently. Then last I hem the skirt and/or add eyelet.