My adult baby overalls scheme

I’ve got some shortalls coming from Foreverakid but I also fancied some overalls in my size – childish overalls at that. I had a cunning plan!

I ordered some hickory-stripe overalls in my size from G&L Clothing in the USA; they were quite reasonably priced at $42. Postage to the UK was a bit pricy but I wanted my overalls!

When the overalls were on their way I searched on eBay for iron-on appliques and took pretty much the first one that seemed about the right size. I’m a little boy who makes SNAP DESCISIONS!

The overalls arrived yesterday, then 30 seconds with an iron this morning and my overalls were as childish as me:

Davy in his giraffe bib-pocket striped overalls

This is how I was dressed when I went out this morning and the chap in the baker and the lady in the post office both said I was looking very cute today – they were right!

  • scoolkid

     Those are nice looking overalls. I suppose it’s that time of year when shortalls are a bit chilly round the knees but longies on a toddler spells disaster for the knees. I found a site that has come up with the perfect answer, clothes plasters!!! they come in all shapes and even for little boys. http://shop.jenniemaizels.com/little-boys-set-of-6-94-p.asp

  • Hi scoolkid,

    Thanks for the tip! Shame I wouldn’t be allowed to put clothes plasters on my school uniform; they’d brighten it up a bit:)

  • ABJane

    Super adorable! I did the same to some denim dungarees I found for just £15 in H&M on the highstreet 🙂 I got iron on space and alien patches from eBay 😀

  • I’m a bit bigger than you so cannot get overalls in my size so handily…
    I just had guests around; people I’ve known for 20 years. They said the overalls were ‘very me’:D

  • Jay

    You need a dummy attached to a dummy holder attached to your dungarees (sorry, I’m old school!) to complete the toddler look,  the red striped t shirt really goes well with them though.

    Maybe I will get some one day but i will struggle to get them in my size, I’m a big baby (my jeans are 42″) also im more of a baby than a toddler so they may not be appropriate for me.

    Actually I am not sure of my age, how did you decide on your age, I sort of prefer to be a real baby, helpless, able to crawl and can sit and hold my head and say a few simple words like mama dada and teddy but mostly still babbling and gurgling and still enjoying being rocked im my mummys arms “well thats my dream” however i do also have another distinct age, this is the age i like to be when i can toddle, although still rather clumsily and i can say more words, and also get into some mischeif! i think my “oldest” age is about 18 months old.

    On my birthday I am alwys 1 year old becuase i dont see myself as being any older than 2, thats way to growed up for me!

  • Jay

    You need a dummy attached to a dummy holder attached to your dungarees (sorry, I’m old school!) to complete the toddler look, the red striped t shirt really goes well with them though.

    Maybe I will get some one day but i will struggle to get them in my size, I’m a big baby (my jeans are 42″) also im more of a baby than a toddler so they may not be appropriate for me.

    Actually I am not sure of my age, how did you decide on your age, I sort of prefer to be a real baby, helpless, able to crawl and can sit and hold my head and say a few simple words like mama dada and teddy but mostly still babbling and gurgling and still enjoying being rocked im my mummys arms “well thats my dream” however i do also have another distinct age, this is the age i like to be when i can toddle, although still rather clumsily and i can say more words, and also get into some mischeif! i think my “oldest” age is about 18 months old.

    On my birthday I am alwys 1 year old becuase i dont see myself as being any older than 2, thats way to growed up for me!

  • scoolkid

     You are allowed to put them on your school clothes but they would have to be on the inside so nobody can see them heehee. Just like those kids socks that have Marvel super hero pictures on the foot part but the ankles are grey. So kids can be rebels without anyone suspecting (unless they take their shoes off).

    @jay. You can buy shortalls in any size up to super huge or have them made to measure which AB suppliers like Foreverakid and Cosy and Dry sell. my role age tends to change with my moods and I like the thought of growing up through different stages from helpless baby to “master of their universe” 10 year old.

    I recently spotted some shortalls with a 40 inch waist for sale for £25, I like them baggy (liar, liar pants on fire). They weren’t very childish so I ummed and ahhed for a few days, then decided to buy them but they were gone 🙁  The  company is called Rokit and sells vintage clothes and overalls http://www.rokit.co.uk/product.php?product_id=WC800096 seems like they have a lot of one off stuff so worth checking on every so often.

  • Thanks for the link scoolkid, I will check there from time to time.

    I got myself another set of hickory-striped overalls (42″ waist, Jay) and this time put a bright lion applique on the bib pocket. The chap who runs the cheese stall said I looked ‘quite the little boy’, which I am!

    For those interested in shortalls check out my new Foreverakid ones in this post: http://toddlerism.com/2012/11/my-new-foreverakid-shortalls/

    Or go to Pointer Brand where they currently have a sale on shortalls: http://www.pointerbrand.com/index.php/shorts-and-shortalls/carpenter-shortalls.html

    Hope this helps!

  • scoolkid

     WOW reduced to $20? I just bought some, postage is a bit hefty though.

    Thanks Davy 🙂

    how long do they normally take to arrive?

  • About 7-10 days when I’ve got them in the past.

    I hope the sale lasts as I am broke until next week. I want another set of shortalls to decorate!