Minimi Dungarees Shorts

Minimi dungarees

Hello everyone!

I’m very excited about this post because it is the first re-fashion project I’ve ever done and I am super pleased with it 🙂 So, what did I do? Believe it or not, I turned a shirt into a baby dungarees!

A few months ago I came across the MINIMI Project on Instagram and I just loved their concept of giving old cloths a new purpose. It may seem like a simple idea (that is something that had definitely crossed my mind before) but I didn’t know how to do it, so their patterns were just exactly was I was looking for.

I picked the dungarees shorts pattern because they look supercute and I think they’ll be great for the summer. When I asked my husband for any shirts that he didn’t wear anymore, he produced not 1 but 3, so I think my baby boy is going to be spoiled for choice when it comes to summer clothes. Anyway, this is the first one I’ve made:

Since my shirt had short sleeves, I picked a supersoft rusty red cotton for the lining.

Dungarees shorts


I also like that the pattern encourages you to use the original details from the shirt. In this version I reused the buttons and the pocket:

Pocket detail

Buttonhole detail

Once the summer’s here I promise pics of Mateo modelling this little beauty, but for now it’s still a bit to chilly and a bit too big 🙂

I’ll be definitely making more of these, maybe even a winter version?

Thanks for reading!




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