My inspirations for this piece from Gigi’s Spring Collection were 1940’s women from World War 2
For the first time women were doing the mens’ jobs in factories, building planes and ships. Also, a new mode in fashion, sportswear was evolving and female designers like Clare McCardell were leading the way. For the first time in fashion, function and practicality became important.
Of course I made some overalls!
I was going to enter this project for the sportwear challenge this week at Project Run And Play but I think it is more fitting for the upcycled project since it’s made from dishtowels.
The Santa Paula Airport is known for its vintage airplane scene so I thought it was perfect to photograph Gigi in her overalls.
I made these overalls from dishtowel fabric and they are really durable.
Here I am with Gigi in my Grapes Of Wrath dress.
These little overalls tie onto loops on the front. I got the pattern from the book One Yard Woders.
I can’t recommend this book enough. It has 101 projects to do with one yard of fabric or less. I added pockets and cuffs to the pattern. Kids love pockets!
Ready for takeoff!
I loved this old plane.