“Puuheppa” overalls with a few more inches

Some of you will remember these overalls that I made Frida not too long ago. I still love the pattern, and they are just wonderful in use – practical, comfy (I think), and sweet looking, just the way I like it in a garment.

Well, I made them in a size 74, which fit perfectly at the time – but Frida is growing a lot at the moment, and within a month they were starting to look a bit short on her. As they are still nice and wide, I decided to lengthen the legs, using the contrast fabric. And this is the slightly blurry result.

Lengthened Puuheppa overalls 

I simply cut off the legs just above the elastic, making sure the edges were alike and even, and made a pattern for the added length based on the shape of the legs above the cut. Sewed the pieces together, topstitched the side seam as above the cut, attached the new leg bottoms to the overalls, topstitched the seam, and finished with elastic at the bottom – just as they were before. Easy-peasy.

In my opinion, they’re even cuter now than they were before – this is definitely one of my favourite patterns during my time as an Ottobre subscriber. I may just be making another pair soon.


  1. Julie says:

    Hold nu OP hvor er hun sød at se på! Så smuk og lækker. Og bukserne er heller ikke værst – jeg er skrevet op til det nr. af Ottobre på biblioteket, men der er virkelig lang ventetid desværre.

  2. melinda says:

    I agree that they are much cuter with the leg trim – what a wonderful idea. I’m awaiting my copy of this Ottobre which I ordered after seeing all the wonderful things you have made from it. Very inspiring.

    Meinda (New Zealand)

  3. Ria says:

    Oh Astrid,
    I agree, they even look better. I love the colourcombination. And also that funny face!
    Is she the clown in the house? (Even without the costume)?.

  4. Ulla V. says:

    Man skulle tro at bukserne er “født” sådan – det gør dem bestemt ikke mindre smukke med en lille tilsætning. Hvor er det dejligt, at tøjet kan anvendes i længere tid på den måde – de små suser i vejret i den alder ;0))

  5. Helinä says:

    I have something for you in my blog – go check it out :).

    What a nice idea to modify already beautiful pants to be even more beautiful and to be wearable even longer =) !

  6. Astrid says:

    Thanks everybody for your wonderful comments!

    Melissa – I’m so glad to hear this! I find that one of the things I love most about the blogosphere is the endless source of inspiration it represents. If I can inspire someone else, that’s just great!

    Ria – thanks, and right on! She definitely is the clown of the family – always a perky smile, and doing something that’ll make us all laugh. 🙂

    Helinä – ohhh, you are so sweet! Thank you! 🙂

    Everyone else – your comments are heart warming! I’m lucky to have you all reading along!

  7. Ria says:

    Hi Astrid,
    I just opened your page again, and Pelle saw the picture of Frida. He said : “Dat is een leuke jongetje. En een trap”. Which means: That is a nice little guy. And a stairs”.
    So here you go.

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