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Topic: Old jeans = toddler dungarees *link to tute*  (Read 7380 times)
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« on: February 23, 2008 01:29:26 PM »

It's been a while since I've done any sewing, but today I unpacked the sewing machine and set to work transforming a pair of well-worn jeans into dungarees for Ruben. These jeans were so so soft, but sadly had literally been worn to shreds in places. So I teamed them with some striped cotton print fabric - and now they have a new lease of life!

I have signed up for Wardrobe Refashion once again, and even though my pledge doesn't officially start until the 1st of March, I'll just call this a head start! There is something so massively satisfying about giving new life to an object that otherwise would have been binned.



I wrote out the tutorial for this on my blog, but it was a PITA to type so I hope it is OK that i link to that blog post? You will notice I messed up the turn ups a bit, sewing before thinking and then realising that there was of course a much easier way of doing it!!!  Roll Eyes i still wrote up my long-winded way though, as obviously I couldn't take new pics...
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008 03:58:19 PM »

Adorable!  Your little boy's face is so cute too.  I have just the pair of jeans for this in my "scraps" bin.  I used the butt to make a dvd player holder for older DD for the car so the legs are still waiting and this outfit is perfect!  Thank you so much for the tute!
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008 05:40:52 AM »

First of all your boy is so beautiful  Smiley
Those pants are amazing, such clever use of old jeans  Grin This is something Ill have to try and make.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008 12:30:05 PM »

Thanks so much for the directions.  My youngest is a boy and is on the chunky side.  Right now, I am having a hard time finding him pants that fit his middle without being too long.  I was contemplating making pants myself, but I hadn't thought to use old jeans for the project.  What a great idea!   
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008 04:15:37 PM »

Yay Sol,I love them Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008 07:23:00 AM »

thx for the tute! they are fab, and I have pairs of jeans to chop up all the time- my hubby's an engineer and the crotch always goes first  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008 09:12:48 PM »

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!! You son is THE cutest little boy Smiley I looove the recon. Must try! Thanks for posting.

Jenny
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 06:02:42 PM »

Super cute!  On my to make list.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008 06:05:33 PM »

These are just wonderful. I love the striped fabric you added. What a cutie for a baby.
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