{Tutorial} Adding Button Plackets to the Turia Shortalls

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!

"But wait, tell me about that open shoulder top, too!" 

Happily, friends! But you'll have to reverse your way through these photos to make sense of it. This is the Straight Stitch Designs Bellevue raglan, but the hack would work the same on any raglan style top.

Happy hacking!! As always, if you use my tutorials, I would love love love a tag on instagram or facebook. I love seeing what you all come up with! XOXO