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Topic: Mechanic's Onesie to Mermaid-like Skirt  (Read 9209 times)
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« on: December 05, 2009 08:41:20 PM »

Hello, first-time poster, long-time lurker, lifelong procrastinator.  I came across a denim coverall-type uniform that had a decent amount of material to make a skirt.  It didn't have enough to do what I wanted with it, but nonetheless I'm pretty proud of the results:

Here is the original product:

Side view:

Back view:

From behind, on the ground:

I used the front buttons and buttonhole strip for the waistband.  It worked out so I can tighten or loosen the skirt.  I also wanted to keep all the pockets intact, hence the length it the back.  I don't have a machine, so it's all hand-sewn.  Wasn't too bad, though. Smiley  This was kind of an exercise in resourcefulness--I only used what was on the original coveralls, plus a needle and thread.

Thanks for looking!
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009 08:49:55 PM »

How clever!! The skirt looks awesome! Cheesy I would've never thought of making a skirt out of those and let alone do such a good job! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2009 08:56:57 PM »

I love the idea and the pose is so cute!

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009 07:43:27 AM »

that actually looks sort of couture.  like, any strangeness looks on purpose.

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009 08:01:29 PM »

that is so cute! I'm totally going in search of coveralls next time I'm at the thrift store.  I love the detail on the back side. You did a great job on this project!

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009 05:29:36 AM »

Love the skirt!
I'm going to try this!

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009 12:21:04 PM »

This is awesome. Well done!

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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009 05:21:07 AM »

I used to work in an industrial laundry mending those stupid coverall things.  I can't even begin to tell you how happy it makes me to see one all cut up and made pretty.   Grin

You did a great job on it!  The shape is really cool and the skirt looks wonderful on you. 

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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009 09:53:54 AM »

I just absolutely love this!  I love that you kept the pockets on the back.

I am a life long upcycler - nice job!

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009 08:47:10 AM »

I love this! How did you do this?? I would love to make one of these!!!! So cute!  Grin

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