There are many treasures to be found at the Goodwill bins. You may remember me detailing my first experiences there in my post Binning, Winning and Buttoning up for Easter.
One of the items I picked up were these super-cool coveralls!:
Okay, so maybe they aren't super-cool, but they ARE coveralls and they cost less than $1.
I used a familiar technique for this one, I laid my Canvas the area dress over the top of the coveralls, to pin around as pattern.
Then, since the olive dress did not have legs, I used my best fitting pair of pants and pinned around them. Yes, I had been wearing them at the time:
I started at the bottom of the leg and worked my way up.
Then did the inside of the legs and through the crotch area, then finished with the shoulders.
Aaaaand....it didn't fit. At all. I took in WAY too much. I didn't really think it was possible, but I forgot to factor in the stretch in the jeans and the lack of stretch in the coveralls' polyester. 10lbs of sausage in a 5lb casing. Not pretty!
I did a lot of seam ripping and re-sewing.
But ultimately, the hot jumpsuit idea I had, was scrapped. The legs got the frustration chop:
So now I had shorts:
Ugh. It looks like some sort of child's play-outfit. I only had one option left. More seam ripping and hemming followed.
And ta-da! I was done.
See the whole process, including errors in dyeing and how NOT to make a jumpsuit, on my blog: Hems and HaHa's