Tuesday, April 28, 2009

refashion: blue jeans overalls

This was the only time HQ got to wear this Elle Poupon overalls; it was in year 2007 and he has just reached 2.

Because it got too small for him before I remember to let him wear it. Now that it was passed down to QQ, I want to make sure this pair of overalls gets more wears and washes.

Although incredibly soft and comfortable, it’s a very plain piece. I took some red and white gingham that I really like and made several modifications to the overalls.

First, I sewed an appliqué of a cat on the bodice. I added a collar of fun mini pompoms, and a bow at its tail. I also sewed a fish, biting on a line and attached it to the back pocket. This little fish can be hidden in view when popped into the pocket.
I was tempted to add a lot more than this, but I thought QQ would not appreciate being a walking Christmas tree, so I refrained. Although this is not an Elle Petite piece, with the kitty there, it's good enough for girls, right?
She loves the overalls so much more now, especially the cat!

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