Recycled Suit = Overall!

Added Jan 30, 2012

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria

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This is my January Contribution to the Refashion Co-op Blog. I just love recycling clothes from my husband! He gave me this grey suit which I dyed, took apart, fitted and sewed together as an overall… It was so much fun and I ran into very few difficulties. All these time-consuming details were already made – sleeve-cuffs, collar, pockets, zipper! I have posted more pictures on my blog Of Dreams and Seams and I will write a how-to in two posts. If you’re interested, just stop by!
Best to all of you!

Material Notes

Handed-down suit from the Husband

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Jumpsuit

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    Feb 12, 2012, 02.54 AMby olystyrene

    This is a most fabulous pair of overalls! Very inventive to refashion a suit! It reminds me of the gorgeous overalls you see in old 40’s photos – though of course you have given this a much more modern style. I love it!

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      Feb 12, 2012, 07.07 PMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 08.31 AMby Ljiljan

    This is amazing,great job,I have a lot of old suits from my husband and I didn’t know what to do with them,but now I know!! Thanks for perfect idea :)

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      Feb 2, 2012, 09.29 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! please Let me know if you try this too, it would be great to see othet versions!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 04.07 PMby anajan

    Katja, you keep amazing us with your creativity, imagination and sense of style. I really like this quite original take on romper.

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      Feb 2, 2012, 09.28 AMby ajtak7171

      Ooooh thank you! It’s not always that things turn out exactly the way I picture it in my head, but it did in this case!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 11.35 AMby claudinka

    Wow, what a fantastic idea!!! Looks so great!

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      Feb 2, 2012, 09.29 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 08.08 AMby olac

    What an awesome idea! Love it!

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      Feb 2, 2012, 09.32 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 07.06 AMby Stefanie Spinks

    I can’t wait to try this. I am so short that I have to hem petite length clothing (sad, huh?). I have always loved the look of fitted jumpers, but have never been able to find one that even remotly fit. And I love the vintage 40’s vibe of this.

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      Feb 2, 2012, 09.31 AMby ajtak7171

      Oh please let me know when you’ve made it! It’s true, overalls need to fit right, and store-bought ones rarely work for "real"people…

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    Jan 31, 2012, 03.43 AMby carolynberni

    I really like the look both smart, tailored and feminine. Excellent job.
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      Feb 2, 2012, 09.32 AMby ajtak7171

      Thanks a lot!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 12.53 AMby corarae

    This is so clever! I have always wanted a jumper but am too tall to fit anything from a store & they are always too casual. This would be perfect for the office & what an interesting piece. I may have to hunt down a thrift store suit to try this out.

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      Feb 2, 2012, 09.34 AMby ajtak7171

      Yes, make one! I have the opposite problem – my torso and legs are too short :-) please let me know when you’ve made one!

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