Back in about 1978-9 I got tired of my wardrobe and decided to replace some clothes and use the old ones to recycle into new outfits for my daughter. There were quite a few of them but the only one I found evidence of in the old photo files was this transformation from 'mom jeans' to toddler overalls.
I kept the structural elements wherever I could to create the styling around them (front tucks, waistband, button closure, zipper) and used the parts that I cut away to add new elements as needed (shoulder straps).
I can't believe I had enough foresight to take a 'before' picture:
As well as an 'after' picture:
Fresh out of my degree in Clothing, Textiles and Design and THIS is the project I chose to memorialize! LOL!