I decided to make some floral overalls the other day. It was a ridiculously easy thing to make, so I hope the following photos of the process will inspire someone to make some for themselves! Also I always pose with my torso kind of twisted to the side which has made the overalls look all lopsided in the photos. They're really not... but I conveniently didn't notice this until I'd already climbed into comfy pyjamas. I'll take more photos one day soon, and try not to pose so wonky.. haha.
First, you just need to make some shorts like in this DIY. These are the easiest shorts to make in the world. But don't add any elastic yet. Also, make the waist a lot wider than you need (add a few inches to each side) - this will be fixed with elastic later. Make sure you can get them on and off before you continue!
Then you need to simply cut out a rectangle as wide as your shorts and as high up as you want it to be.
Now make the casing for the elastic on your shorts, but don't insert the elastic just yet.
You make the casing by turning your shorts inside out, folding down the top of the shorts all the way around, and then sewing all the way around, making sure to leave a small gap.
Now sew the rectangle you cut out to the front of the shorts...
Then insert the elastic into the waistband of the shorts... (good tutorial here).
And you should have something like this:
I then also added darts to the bodice for shape, and sewed little buttons on as well.
Then I just made two straps from the same fabric by cutting out 2 long strips much like I did in this tutorial on making suspenders. I attached them so that they were criss-crossed on the back.
And that was it!
I really haven't figured out exactly how to wear these floral overalls yet. I just threw on this blouse with it because I wanted to quickly take photos, but any suggestions of shirts people think would go really well with these overalls, I would be grateful to hear!