Happy Me Made May, my friends!! It's day 1, and I'm starting off strong with a tutorial for my most recent make: the Turia Shortalls.
I love the Pauline Alice Turia Dungarees. I love that they have ankle (which I made last week!) and short lengths included! But I hate zippers. Or rather, I hate needing to run out to the store to buy zippers.
So rather than suffer through a trip to JoAnns with the 4 year old, I hacked the Turias with button plackets at the hip instead! Here's how I did it:
I'm warning you. These tutorial photos are U-G-L-Y. But it's super simple, and way faster than generating graphics, so I can publish this and send you off to sew your own button placket overalls/shortalls that much sooner!
Easy enough, right?? A quick run through the wash (to rinse away the stabilizer) later, and these shortalls are done! Then you COULD stick around and clean up the thread-explosion that is your post-project sewing space... OR you could do what I did - throw the family on their bikes and ride off to the mural down the street, snap a few photos, and celebrate a successful hack with a mojito at the restaurant patio across the street. Woop woop!