About a decade ago (OH MY GOD I FEEL SO OLD!!!), I was something close to a Junior at the University of South Carolina (Go Cocks!). I was not the most studious student, folks. :/ While my dedication to my major (Theatre) was strong, I couldn’t quite make myself give any flips at all about other subjects like…say…Statistics. Don’t worry! I did eventually graduate and somehow even managed to convince someone to hire me! :)
While I could just accept personal responsibility for my inability to choose studying over partying, I prefer to blame the company I kept at the time….specifically two of my best buds, Mike and Travis. :)
We hadn’t gotten together to hang out in a couple of years, and decided it was time to relive our gloriously misspent college days!
And I knew JUST what I wanted to wear!
Seriously? What is this about? I think it’s supposed to be some sort of sleepwear/loungewear thing, but I honestly haven’t a clue. I just hope someone was fired for this garment’s conception.
It’s hard to know where to start with something like this. Luckily, I was already dying some of my faded black Tshirts to get them looking nice & new again. I tossed this into the dye bath as well! :)
After the dye bath, I began the process of turning this jumpsuit into a proper dress. First, I removed just a bit of length from the legs. This will make the whole thing easier to work with.
Then, I trimmed the seams from the crotch allll the way down each leg. I did the same for the back as well.
I put my future dress on my form and got to pinning!
First, I pinned the open front and back seams to make a skirt.
The sides got taken in a smidge as well!
I stitched all of this down on my machine, trimmed off the excess fabric with my pinking shears, and was almost done! :)
I put my dress on and pinned where I wanted to make my final chop!
Then, I hemmed that bottom raw edge!
Now that dress is ready for a happy reunion with my college chums! :)
I styled my $1 dress with a $1 thrifted belt and a pair of TOMs (which cost a good bit more than $1).
It was great getting to hang out with my old roommates/pals!
Many beers were consumed…
Much fatty food was consumed!
And much happy reminiscing and catching up occurred! :)
Cheers to old friends! :)