Lulu Letty: DIY Overalls to Shortalls

DIY Overalls to Shortalls

With a little snip and cuff, I took these thrifted overalls and turned them into shortalls...

DIY Overalls to Shortalls

And just for fun, I styled the shortalls two different, but classic, ways...
DIY Overalls to Shortalls
The Prepster: jacket- F21; stripe shirt and straw madras hat- J.Crew; belt- Old Navy; vintage straw bag-eBay; aviators- Urban Outfitters; navy espadrilles- Espadrilles, etc.

DIY Overalls to Shortalls
The Dandy: trench coat- Banana Republic; silk peter pan shirt- thrifted; velvet bow tie- diy; red bowler hat- H&M; vintage red purse- borrowed from mom; black Clubmaster sunglasses- Ray-Ban; Ferragamo bow flats- eBay.
small bow no shadow
The Winner, chosen by, of the Misikko Hana Elite flat iron is...the lovely Giovanna, of Boho Market! Thank you so much to everyone who entered! Also, a special thank you to Misikko for being so generous!

Not to worry, another Giveaway will be posted tomorrow!
Maria Sig

Giovanna ♥  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:16 PM)  

I'm super excited and grateful to be the winner!!!!! Yayyyy!!!!
Thank you so much MarĂ­a and thanks to Misikko as well :D

Mamushka Marie  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:18 PM)  

oh how perfect. i love how you laid each look out, really a great way to show the styles off! :) also, love the new banner
Mamushka Marie

OneCraftyFox  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:25 PM)  

Ooh, so fun! I like the prepster best :)

Kir  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:28 PM)  

Oh those are cute! What a fantastic idea! I never even thought of that, I always passed over overalls.
Well, I'm going thrifting tomorrow, you've inspired me. =)
Thanks for following me by the way. :)

lkfeely  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:37 PM)  

wow! i love both stylings of the shortalls! now i've got to find me a pair!

kate maggie  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:50 PM)  

I love short alls..they are my faovrite. I love that red bowler hat. amazin! :) You are just too good.

Daphne  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:50 PM)  

I LOVE how you styled these!!! So sweet!! I would wear either outfit in a heartbeat. I love those Ferragamo flats.

AndiPants  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:33 AM)  

I love the second outfit! I might have to keep my eye out for overalls next time I hit the thrift store.

Sophiemei  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:33 AM)  

love ur DIY denim really cute!!! and love ur outfits especial last one i love red!

katrina  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:39 AM)  

can't seem to choose between the prepster and the dandy. i want both.

Mel  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:40 AM)  

I'm loving this DIY Maria! Now if only I could actually find a pair of perfect overalls...I love how you styled it too in those two classic but fun ways!

Sher  – (March 23, 2010 at 1:19 AM)  

I think I'm in love with the dandy, so adorable!!

Congrats to Giovanna too for the win:)


Rose  – (March 23, 2010 at 1:57 AM)  

Great job, I much profer them cut off :) and I love the two looks youve created!


Miss Lottie Lou  – (March 23, 2010 at 3:00 AM)  

They look great as shortalls! And you've styled them super cute :)
Lottie x

Chocolate and Cognac  – (March 23, 2010 at 3:55 AM)  

What great looks, and your DYI is awesome! The dandy one's neck bow just kills me :)

kat  – (March 23, 2010 at 4:36 AM)  

These two looks really look great! :)

bestie  – (March 23, 2010 at 5:43 AM)  

Aww you styled it so well! Classics indeed. I am partial to The Dandy though because there is a bow involved. Haha. Can't wait to see you actually wear the shortalls!

Brittany  – (March 23, 2010 at 6:49 AM)  

What a great idea! I love the dandy!

Sara Lynn  – (March 23, 2010 at 7:08 AM)  

I really should try some of your DIY projects, you make me feel lazy! lol jk. Both these looks are sweet, I think I might be leaning more toward the "dandy" one because I love that hat. :)

Angel  – (March 23, 2010 at 7:21 AM)  

I've been thinking of doing this to my dungarees. I'm definately going to get around to it soon.

I have that red hat from H&M too...


stephanie renee  – (March 23, 2010 at 8:14 AM)  

I just got the same pair of overalls last week, but mine were already shorts. I can't wait to wear them with a stripe shirt of course so I am loving your first look!

Lexie  – (March 23, 2010 at 9:26 AM)  

these looks are both so *you*! i love the bowtie on the second one! great styling!

Randi Troxell  – (March 23, 2010 at 9:27 AM)  

ooh.. both are cute. but i think i like the dandy best!

Starr Crow  – (March 23, 2010 at 10:11 AM)  

Maria! this is genius. the overalls make me think of the Alexa Chung/Madewell line. I guess b/c she's always in overalls! I love the way you styled them and took the photos. it's like something from a magazine with the way you showed it. so so cute.

Fabulocity in Amish Country  – (March 23, 2010 at 10:46 AM)  

I love the shortalls... lol. :) And I think the way you styled them are just fantastic!

DearBeatrice  – (March 23, 2010 at 11:07 AM)  

so cute! I love the way you styled them both, especially the dandy!! I would so love to wear that! ^.^

LoveCharlesVintage  – (March 23, 2010 at 11:20 AM)  

You've styled this piece in two amazing ways!

anne  – (March 23, 2010 at 11:39 AM)  

super duper cute! love both looks :D

Rosie  – (March 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM)  

Such a great DIY! I just thrifted a coverall dress and cannot wait to wear it! This makes me want to throw it on this second!

Natalie  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:22 PM)  

I love these looks! I really like how you reinvent pieces that you already have. It's nice for us lay-people who don't have infinite wardrobes, to get ideas on how to style and re-style pieces that we already have in our wardrobes.

Little Marguerite  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:24 PM)  

Excellent la salopette short !! & jolie tenue. =)

Camilla  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:24 PM)  



Poppy Coburn  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:32 PM)  

I actually adore 'The Dandy'. It makes me really sad I can't pull off the colour red!

Laura Trevey  – (March 23, 2010 at 2:17 PM)  

LOVE the Prepster!! Too cute ~~

Mousevox Vintage  – (March 23, 2010 at 2:58 PM)  

So cute! I've been perusing different styles of overalls of late. I can't wait to see you sporting yours.

P.S. I'm going to be starting up with weekly blogger interview on my blog next week and would love to feature you one of these days. If you're interested in participating, shoot me and email and I'll put you on my list -- mousevoxvintage[at]yahoo[dot]com

Manja  – (March 23, 2010 at 3:05 PM)  

I need to find an overall that I can alter. I love the two different styling ideas!

Anna G  – (March 23, 2010 at 3:08 PM)  

I actually have a pair of shortalls. I'm so glad you found a wearable, non-trashy outfits. Last time, I wore was to a country theme party, I look pretty awful. I love the first one so much. I think I'm going to pull them out and wear them this week!

Lemondrop Marie  – (March 23, 2010 at 4:16 PM)  

But I love both stylings too much to choose! Very cute!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Miranda  – (March 23, 2010 at 4:32 PM)  

I love love love your outfits!

Jen –   – (March 23, 2010 at 8:27 PM)  

Oooh, those are cute! I need you to take me shopping.

avalonne  – (March 23, 2010 at 8:48 PM)  

I love putting outfits together on the bed like that!!! Love the dandy outfit! Love the prepster outfit too! Hehe. Love how you altered the dungarees, very chic! Hehe you're so awesome, I can't wait to see you wearing both outfits, Maria :)

The Owl's Closet  – (March 23, 2010 at 11:41 PM)  

great diy, maria! i love how u put together different styles with the shortalls!

michelle b @ every little thing  – (March 24, 2010 at 12:26 AM)  

who knew shortalls could be so hot.
you rock.
love it all


Cily  – (March 24, 2010 at 6:29 AM)  

I'm wearing a jean romper today!! I'm jsut wearing it with a white shoes and camel derbies. Your looks are amazing with full inspiration!

SabinePsynopsis  – (March 24, 2010 at 9:51 AM)  

Love both looks, but actually also adore the trousers in short and in long. Ah, I just want a pair of dungarees!!

BBlanche  – (March 24, 2010 at 10:51 AM)  

LOVE the dandy version! so stylish! ;)

MissMae  – (March 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM)  

The jewelry is soo pretty!!!

Orchid Grey  – (March 24, 2010 at 1:56 PM)  

wow, I never thought I would be down with wearing short alls again but the outfits you put together are amazing! love them both, I'll be filing them away in my summer ides folder!

jessica  – (March 25, 2010 at 3:48 PM)  

This is such a great idea! I love how you styled both looks!

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