Day 254: Happy Birthday to Me: A Dyed Silk Jumpsuit-to-Dress Refashion 1
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Day 254: Happy Birthday to Me: A Dyed Silk Jumpsuit-to-Dress Refashion

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Happy Birthday to meeeeeee!  🙂  Today, I hit the big 3-0!  I needed something fun to wear for what I hoped would end up being a delightful evening.  Unfortunately, all I had was this sad jumpsuit!  :/

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Oh dear.

The previous owner had obviously pulled a Jillian and damaged one of the legs!

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Tripping and falling...not just for Jillians anymore! 🙂

Yikes!  This was going to need a lot of work!

First, I needed to take care of that completely blah lack of color!  I tossed the jumpsuit into a nice, hot dye bath.

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A blue hue will certainly do!

After the bath, I unpicked the crotch.  This jumpsuit was about to become a cute & sassy dress.  🙂

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Pick! Pick! Pick!

I put the jumpsuit on my dress form, and pinned down my new seams for what would be my new dress.

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Pinned!

I stitched my new seams down and then took in the sides, completely removing the side pockets (they ruined the lines of the dress).

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Whirrrr!

I was so close to being done!  🙂  I wanted my new dress to be a cute cocktail numba, so I hacked off a good bit of the length.

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Chop!

Then I gave it a new hem.  🙂

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Ahem!

I tried my dress on, and realized that I hated that netting at the top.  Off it went!

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Snippy Snippy!

I have to admit, I’m really quite proud of how I managed to save this one!  🙂

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Sassy!

Sadly, I completely forgot to take any after pics while I was out and about!  🙁  Don’t fret!  I had a marvelous evening!  🙂

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Aging like a fine wine! 😉

Oh!  Some of you might be interested to see the label on this freebie…

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Phillip Flipping Lim!!!!!! Eeeeeee!

Cheers!  🙂

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