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« on: May 22, 2012 06:57:25 PM »

Hey everybody! Well my friend was entering a relay race, and it was constume themed. She runs a brewery, and the town we live in is a scenic german themed town. She wanted a St. Pauli girl type of outfit, but more like Icicle Brewing Company girl. She came up with the idea to make a dirndle out of carhartts and enlisted me to create it for her. She also gave me a regular flannel which I made more like a dirndle top. I also made a petticoat to wear underneath the skirt. I literally had a 10x3 scrap left over from the carhartt material and that was it. We got a mens size L overalls. The front fly and pockets are fully functional.  Please tell me what you think?

I edited this so I could add this last picture. There are zippers starting at the top of the skirt on the left and right side and they unzip all the way down to where the skirt meets the ruffle. This was so it could still be a tight fit on the waist, but could also become large enough to fit over shoulders or hips to get it on and off. The zippers were part of the carhartts as well. They were on the outside of each pantleg, at the bottom. You can just see a hint of the zipper, but I realize I don't have very good side shots, and the dirndle now belongs to my friend, so I had to make due.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012 07:21:39 PM »

Amazing, that's what I think! How on earth did you get that out of 1 pair? The flannel top is genius.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012 08:18:58 PM »

That is adorable! Carhartts for the win!
My mom did a wedding dress out of two sets last year (needed a full skirt) for a friend who got married in the middle of the woods in Alaska (where we are from).
I love this kind of stuff. Now I want to make one! lol I wonder if I can manage a childs version out of the two tiny pairs my son outgrew.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012 02:16:23 AM »

Teehee. This is awesome. I wonder if I could get away with wearing this in public without it looking costumey.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012 07:37:00 PM »

Thank you so much everybody!!! My friend does plan to wear it out and about, so I think as long as it was styled correctly it wouldn't seem costumy. Another detail which I forgot was I used the zippers from the sides of the pants down by the feet to attach the front and back on either side. She has a small waist and big hips and carhartt doesn't stretch, so she can unzip those and put it up, and zip then back up and it fits snuggly at her waist again. I definately think you could do a childs version, especially if you had two pairs of pants to work with. I managed to get it out of one pair because she got them in mens sizes and they were huuuuuge. But i did use every last scrap of fabric but one. In fact, I am editing this so there is a side shot with the zippers.

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012 04:21:09 AM »

Oooh!  Living in Alaska, a great many people wear some sort of Carhartts - this would definitely fit right in!  How did you come up with the product, just hit-or-miss and try again?
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I freaking LOVE this idea! And you pulled it off so well! Way to go  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2013 07:49:24 PM »

I love everything about this Smiley

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