When I came across them again, I decided to make them into something else, something she can wear now, even though the pants part is (was) 18-month size. First, I cut off the legs, i.e. the snaps that don't work.
Then I found a scrap of fabric left over from Elsie's 2-year cowgirl birthday dress.
I cut as much of a rectangle as I could from it. Then I ironed the rectangle. Then I pressed it in half to create a crease where I could cut it in two later. I pressed in a finished rolled hem (my mom would be so proud). Finally, I cut the rectangle into two rectangles.
Each of the two rectangles is about twice as long as the width of the denim overalls, give or take. I didn't show the next part, but, right sides together, I stitched the ends of the two strips together, making one large circle of fabric, then pressed the seams open. I pinned the seams to the side seams of the overalls, right sides togeher, raw edges together. And with some time and energy, I pleated and pinned. And then I pressed the pleats in, and then sewed the two pieces together.
As kind of an afterthought, I took a piece of the pattern from a scrap piece of fabric and zig-zag stiched it at the top of the back.
Sorry the pictures of the finished garment aren't so great. I actually had a reason to make an overall dress. Our little friend was having a 3rd birthday party with a farm theme. It was held at a local farm that had lots of farm animals, a hayride, and of course, food. One of the party favors was a farmer hat. Elsie loved hers. Oscar wanted nothing to do with his.
Above and below: Evidence they're my children. Nothing dainty about them.
Above: Wonder what's in there?
Below: I ain't afraid of no goats.
(Okay, so it was a pig, but you're singing the Ghostbusters theme now, aren't you?)
Above: Wook, Mama! Sheep!
Below: I touched it! Ewww!
Above: Elsie thought she wanted to take a pony ride, but then quickly changed her mind.
Below: Wook, mama! Stick!
All in all, it was a great day spent with my two favorite children. :)