Blue Pony Vintage’s clothing for kids has a very soft, 20s – 40s kind of feel to me (Their last season and current one.) I thought it would be fun to change the silhouette, fabric, and details just enough to make this knock off fit the personality of my 7-year-old: Fun, energetic, and super “cool” with lots of personality. Ha! Ha! Sounds like the 70s to me. 🙂
I started off by redrawing the coveralls, trimming the silhouette to give it more structure.
I went back and forth on the fabric. The original design is in a lightweight denim. I decided to forgo the denim and opted for a medium weight, sturdy cotton. It gave more “body” to the design and made the lines more crisp.
While I kept a lot of the design elements the same like the pockets, collar, and waistband, I did add the following:
- Shortened the sleeves and added tabs
- Changed out the buttons from contrasting to neutral to “dress up” the look
- Slimmed the silhouette
- Added a functional hidden button fly
Both the coveralls “jumpsuit” and the hat were self-drafted. The original design is $156. I used fabric from my stash and had everything else on hand, so $0. Yay! My favorite kind of knock off! My son loved it. Now my littlest one wants one in green. 🙂
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