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    31 Days Of DIY Denim: Day 7, Dress With Overall Top

    Check out today’s DIY denim project

    by katherine martinez 2016-08-07T19:00:00-04:00

    Photographed by Ricky Michiels

    NYLON staffers created unique, DIY projects using denim in honor of our annual Denim Issue. Check back here every day of August to see a new project. 

    What you’ll need:
    A pair of overalls
    1 1/2 yards of a fabric of your choice
    Seam ripper
    Sewing machine
    Thread in a color that matches the fabric/overalls
    Pins
    Chalk
    Measuring tape
    A friend! We could all use a friend...

    Directions:
    Step 1: Using a seam ripper, remove the top half of the overalls (the part that includes the straps) from bottoms. Side note: You can totally still use the bottoms as a pair of jeans.

    Step 2: Keeping the separated overall top half on, take your fabric and hold it against you where the overall top stops. Fold to desired skirt length. I went for a midi but it's really up to you where you'd like the hem to hit.

    Step 3: Mark off the desired skirt length on the fabric using chalk. Cut away excess fabric (leaving about 1 1/2 inches for sewing at the top and hemming at the bottom).

    Step 4: Take fabric and hold it against you again (inside part facing out), this time pulling it around your waist and bottom half. Have a friend help mark off with chalk where the skirt should hit you widthwise (taking into account that you will need a little extra give at the hips/booty). You can take your measurements to be more precise.

    Step 5: Pin the skirt fabric lengthwise where your friend marked off in chalk (make sure it's still inside out).

    Step 6: Hem the top and bottom of the skirt and turn it right side out.

    Step 7: Sew the overall top to the front and back of the skirt, and voila, you're done!

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