Carhartt overalls>>>Cute dress (2 Viewers)

mkirby

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I loved my carhartt overalls because of their durability and million pockets, but hated the fact that being female I had to unbuckle everything in order to pee. Also the fact that I was basically swimming in them, especially my skinny little legs, and that they were heavy as hell, bothered me.

So I cut off the legs at about the knee, opened the inseam, and restiched them into a dress. It is the greatest accomplishment of my diy career. Never before has an article of clothing been so practical, and yet so comfortable.

GIRLS!

Turn your overalls into dresses!!!!
 
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Your not the first and fortunately won't be the last to discover this wonderful invention that can be made with a pair of carhartt overalls. I've seen other versions where folks have turned these into jumpers or various forms of dresses. Definitely take some pictures and put em up on here!
 

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So what are you doing with the cut-off leggings? If you made them into leggings, you'd be coordinated!
 

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carharts are hard to sew through, but sounds neat. i happen to love the dickies utility dresses. i have one of the older kinds, that zips, the fabric is good quality and i sewed lotsa pockets on em, then wear leggings with them
 

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Those look great. I made a pair for an old girlfriend of mine a few years back. They are definitely very practical for the summer months.
 
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mkirby

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Indeed. It's pretty loose fitting too, so I can layer lots of crap under them in winter and still have access to the pockets.
 
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mkirby

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ended up shortening this and adding some patches. I'm thinking about taking the extra material and sewing on extra pockets, too.
 

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A friend of mine gave me one of those, but its more like a carhart mini skirt. Its super awesome for summer
 

sprout

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Right on. I rock a Carhartt jumper as well. Had to do a lot of modifications to it to get it to fit me well. The only pair of Carhartt bibs that actually fit me are the kids bibs.
 
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my mom gave me a pair of carharts that fit but are too short (I'm 5'9'' and shes 5'4'') a dress sounds like a great idea.

she'll probably kill me for doing it though. lol "why did you ruin them!!"
 

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my boyfriend gave me his old ones and i did the same thing! mine are black though. i am keeping the legs for patching jobs. i also made a little hip bag out of them too.
 

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