Added Jul 11, 2010
by Erin E
My MIL gave me a box of clothes from her youth and one of the pieces was a pair of shorts overalls. Not my style and two sizes too big for me, but I loved the fabric they were made with!
I wish I had taken a picture of the overalls before I cut into them. Basically, they were a pair of shorts with a small bib and straps attached. I cut those off, cut off the waistband, and separated the front from the back of the shorts. I used verypurpleperson’s reversible bag pattern.
One side of the bag is made with the front of the shorts. Those buttons were the fly. The other side of the bag is the back of the shorts. The pockets were spaced too far apart on the garment, so I made a new seam down the middle to bring the pockets closer together. The inside is lined with a white cotton sheet and the inside pocket was the back bib of the overalls.
I love the look of the fabric. It’s worn, has a little bit of pill going on, slightly faded in some areas, but it’s paired with the bright, crisp cotton and clean topstitching so it looks like a brand new bag! New vintage, I guess you could say :)
This bag has been great! I’ve used it every day since I made it. See my blog post!
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