When I found this 80’s-tastic white jumpsuit, I jumped back in shock!
At least I don’t look as bad as this guy from a 70’s jumpsuit ad.
Ultimate Fashion Climax or no, It was time to refashion this jumpsuit into modern times.
Those polyester legs have got to go!
I began unpicking the seams around the crotch.
Then, I chopped off the legs and put the jumpsuit on my dress form.
Having a dress form makes this really easy. I just pinned a straight line from the zipper to the bottom of what will end up being the skirt of my new dress.
I did this for the back as well and sewed it all down. Then, I chopped off the excess material.
So, now the jumpsuit was turning into a dress, but it was still a too-big-for-me dress.
I took my new dress in from the back.
I pinned it, then I ran it through my machine.
After the back was taken in, I still needed to even out the bottom of the dress.
I grabbed my pinking shears and snipped away!
I’m almost done! The very last thing I had to do was hem that bottom edge. First I pinned, then I sewed.
I think my new dress is yacht-worthy, don’t you?
As no yachts showed up at my door (possibly because I’m landlocked), I gave up waiting and hopped off to a fun night of Karaoke. 🙂
All went well until I ran into this guy.