Overall Dress Refashion

Overall Dress Refashion

Its Refashion Month at House of Estrella!

Refashion Month

Here’s my easy overall dress refashion tutorial. It takes 20 minutes or less, and very little sewing experience is needed.

Refashion boys overalls into a cute dress! Easy tutorial.

We started with a perfectly respectable pair of overalls. There’s nothing wrong with them at all. I’ll just let Sofie’s face tell you how she feels about them.

Toddler overalls into dress refashion | SewsNBows

It’s safe to say she ain’t feelin’ this outfit. So grab your scissors and thread your machine!

Overall Dress Refashion Tutorial

Overalls To Dress Refashion | SewsNBows

Cut your overalls in half, leaving the back pockets intact. Be careful not to cut the front pocket linings!

Overalls refashioned into a dress tutorial | SewsNBows

Determine the length and width of your skirt.

Overalls refashion | SewsNBows

At this point, you can hem your skirt and/or finish your edges. (I chose not to hem my dress until I had my niece available to try it on.)

Boys overalls to girls dress | SewsNBows

Pin the pocket linings up so they don’t get caught in the seam.

Overalls to Dress refashion | SewsNBows

Sew a double row of gathering stitches in your skirt.

Overalls Refashion | SewsNBows

Pin your skirt to the overalls at the side seams; right sides together. Pull your gathers to fit. Pin a bunch more. Then stitch.

Overall Dress Tutorial | SewsNBows

Here’s an inside view of my dress. I ended up using a bubble style skirt, which eliminated the need for a hem.

Overall Dress Refashion | SewsNBows

Now, we have a happy girl!!

Overall Dress Refashion | SewsNBows

Pretty simple, right? I have lots more sewing inspiration & tutorials on Pinterest, so feel free to check out my boards. If you’re visiting from House of Estrella, thanks so much for coming by! And if you’re already a friend, I hope you know how much I love your visits.

Until next time,



About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Meghan

    This is so cute and simple I have it scheduled to share with my FB page tonight! I have a couple of pairs of overalls in my scrap bin that I’m eyeballing now :)

  2. RobyGiup

    Wonderful idea! I would be happy too with a dress like that! :-)

  3. Annie

    Sofie’s faces in those before and after pictures are priceless! Your niece is one of the best models I have seen in the blogland. Great refashion, I like how you kept it simple with cool colors but still so cute!

  4. Gina

    fun refashion Amy!! I love ovies but they are hard for toddlers to navigate with potty training, etc. they always need help with them!! A dress is much easier. I love the added ruffle too. Lil’ Sofie looks like she is growing. I always love all of her expressions!!

  5. Mel

    So So Cute and I never thought of bubble skirts to avoid hems…hmmm might make them next time LOL

  6. Pam @Threading My Way

    Simple refashions are the best, Amy. Looks sweet and girlie now with the ruffle. A great refashion!!!

  7. Amy of while wearing heels

    Looks easy…yeah, right :). I love how it turned out and I love seeing Sophie model the before look. She is too funny. You have some mad skills my friend.

  8. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Oh, super, duper cute! You’ve got a little model/actress in the family I see! Amy, I added a little frill to the bottom of a dress I just made, and I’m thinkin’ we should add them to EVERYthing! Love the pearl bracelets too! Diva?


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