How to make a plaid overall dress DIY | SHANiA

How to make a plaid overall dress DIY | SHANiA

Hey! Today I’m going to show you how you can make a plaid overall dress just like this one for yourself. Let’s get to it! These are the materials that we’re going
to be working with. Okay, some terminology” so, when I say the bib this is what I’m
talking about and when I say the skirt this is what I’m talking about. Okay, so
these are the five measurements that you’re going to need in order to draft
your pattern for your dress. When you’re taking your measurements remember that it’s better to overestimate than to underestimate because you can always go back and take off what is too much. Decide how wide you want your bibs to be, mine is 10 inches. Decide how long you want your bib to be,
mine is 11 inches. From the 11 inch mark you made for the length of your bib
decide how long you want your skirt to be, mine is 18 inches. Then you want to
measure the widest part of your hips and remember not to pull the tape too
tightly because you want to leave room for your fabric. I got 17.5 Now you want to measure the width of your butt, and remember you
don’t want to pull the measuring tape too tightly. My measurement was 22.5. Fold your fabric in half. Since our fabric is in half we want to divide measurements A, D as in David, and E by 2. Then you want to measure a 1/2 inch from the top of
the fabric like so. Just below the half inch mark we previously made, mark off
the measurement you got for measurement A divided by 2. This will be the width of
your bib. Then from this line make a mark for the length of your bib, which is
measurement B. To make sure that your line is straight you want to just start
from the first line and make sure that the width is the same all the way down
until you reach the final length of your bib. Under the length of the bib leave a
little space and then mark off measurement D divided by 2. The reason
why you’re leaving a little space is because we’re going to draw a curved
line in order to connect the length of the bib to the start of the skirt. Then from this sign you want to place a mark for measurement C. To make sure
that this line is straight you want to make sure that from the line that you drew to mark the top of your skirt the width is the same all the way down until you
get to the end of your skirt. Then connect the points in order to make a
straight line. Now you want to draw a straight line for the bottom of your
skirt. In order to make sure that the line is straight you want to make sure
that the distance from this line to the bottom of the skirt is the same all the
way across. Then connect the points that you made. Then I added a half inch seam
allowance all around the pattern, and then afterwards I pinned it down so that
when I cut the pattern out it’ll be nice and symmetrical. So, you want to repeat
the same steps for the back pattern of your overall dress and one thing that
might be easy is to just place the front pattern on top of the back pattern and
then add the difference when it comes to the width of your butt which would be
measurement E. Then you want to add the seam allowance lines, and then you want
to pin it down and cut it out. After you cut out your pattern, make sure
to add the seam allowance lines to the other side of the pattern because
remember we only did half of each pattern. So do the same on both pieces. Then you want to hem all around the bib as well as the top part of the skirt for
both patterns. Lay your back pattern down so that the right side is facing up and
then take your front pattern so that the right side is facing the right side of the bottom pattern. Then you want to connect the two sides together, and pin
it down. You’re only going to do this on one side. So after you so remember to do a top
stitch so fold the flap over and top stitch it then you want to hem the
bottom of the dress then connect the other side of the dress make sure that
the dress is still inside out pin the two sides together and so don’t forget
to top stitch this is what your dress should look like once you’ve sewn both
sides shut now you want to make your straps you want to make sure that your
straps are wide enough to fit through the buckle my chef’s ended up being 20
1.25 inches long and then 3 inches wide but yours may vary according to the size
of your buckle you want to fold your straps in half and then pick them down
at the edges so along the edges just before the pins
like so after you saw your straps turn them inside out and this is what they
should look like now you want to fold the bottom of the straps about a half an
inch and then attach it to the back of the overalls make sure the overalls are
inside out pin it down pin down the two straps and then sew right above it
repeat this step with the other strap like so this is what your shop should
look like once you’re finished I want the top part of my bib to be a bit more
sturdy for when I have to attach the overall buckles so what I’m going to do
is I’m going to insert a separate piece underneath the bib in order to make this
piece it needs to be the same width of the bid and then for the length my
length was about about four inches you want to fold the piece in half and then
pin it down sort of like how we did with the straps. After you pin it down you want to sew, and then turn it inside out. It should
look something like this once you’ve finished. And then, you want to attach
this piece to the inside of the bib. So you only really need to pin it down
along the top like so. and then when you’re finished just sew the top part of
the bib, as well as the sides, and it should look like this once you have
finished sewing. So it’ll be nice and sturdy for the overall buckles. Now what
you want to do is, you want to install your overall buckles. Just follow the
instructions on the packet. This is what mine’s looks like … now that
it’s finished. Afterwards, I basically installed my overall buckles
by following that in the directions on the packet and my straps were kind of
long. So, what I did was I just folded them down, and then I connected the end to the back of the bib, and then I sewed it down again, I
top stitched it. I actually like it this way because it’s more sturdy and it
looks kind of cool. Also, I tried on my overall dress and then I decided to take
in the sides because it was a little too wide, and I also decided to make it a
little shorter because it was too long. The next thing you want to do is you
want to make your pockets. So, I decided to make … the bottom of my pockets
round, and I basically folded it in about a half-inch around, and then I pinned it down and then I sewed. My pockets are about 7
inches long, and about 6 inches wide. And you can decide how long and wide you want your pockets, but that’s what I have. So, fold it about half an inch all
around, pin it down, and then sew, and this is what your pockets will look like. The next thing you want to do is try on
your dress, and then make any changes if you need to. You want to line up your
pocket with the seam, the side seams. Decide how high you want your pocket to
be, take your fabric marker and place a point along where you want your pocket
to start and end. Then you want to trace the line on your fabric, and decide where
you want the other pocket to be placed, and sew it on, and this is what it will
look like this is your final product

35 Replies to “How to make a plaid overall dress DIY | SHANiA”


  2. Hey so i was wondering (this is open for anyone to answer) could I achieve this without a sewing machine? I don't have one and don't particularly want to buy one as I wouldn't use it regularly. I don't have much expirience with sewing clothing but I do embroidery, so would that allow me to do the stitching by hand?

  3. okay so I need to just know how to apply THE buckles… I'm struggling trying to find a video on how to replace my overall buckles/clasps w/e u want to call them
    Please help if u can

  4. I loved this tutorial! ❤ The only problem is that I'm still learnin' English and is kinda hard to understand it. 😅 However, I understood some words… And I really loved the final result! 😍 Thank you so much!! 👏👌

  5. Oh my gosh out of the dozens of overall dress videos I've watched you are the only person who actually explains everything thoroughly. You're awesome!

  6. Your viewers should know that for proper clothes making, fabric must be turned under two times and then top stitched. This is to ensure that your dress is not weak around the edges and will not unravel as it is washed. Also straps are usually made with interfacing inside to keep proper shape.

  7. Thank you so much, great tutorial, easy to follow instructions, just straight to the point
    I finished mine and looks adorable❤

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *