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Send in the Clowns: A Jumpsuit-to-Dress Refashion

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Hi!  I’m back!  🙂

I was woefully absent last week for a few reasons, including being busy, being a little under the weather, and completely botching 2 intended refashions (Yep…it happens to me too).  :/

I hate hate hate when I mess up a refashion, especially when it’s from being rushed and/or careless.  I get frustrated, and it makes me not want to try again.

I’m going to salvage my Wannabe Wednesday flop this week (I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED!!!), but in the meantime, here’s something fun for you.  🙂


Wait…did you miss that?  Here it is again.

refashionista jumpsuit before
Well hello there, stranger! 😉

You are looking at a very strange handmade jumpsuit.  That’s right.  Someone went to the fabric store, chose the most terrifying thing they could find, then made something truly frightening from it.

I mean…seriously.

Hi kids!  Allow me to haunt your dreams!
Hi kids! Allow me to haunt your dreams!


There is something truly evil lurking in this fabric.
There is something truly evil lurking in this fabric.


Why?  Just...why?
Why? Just…why?

Long-time readers of my blog know I’ve dealt with a clown suit refashion in the past, but could I handle this one?  Yikes…even I wasn’t sure, especially with two recent failures under my belt.  :/

But I had to try!

First off, I needed to hide those awful clowns as much as I possibly could.  I tossed the jumpsuit into a bath of dark navy dye.

In ya go!
In ya go!

I left it in its bath for about 40 minutes or so.


The dye job was a HUGE help in de-creepifying this one.  🙂

Unfortunately, it was still a jumpsuit, and a jumpsuit that gave me a worse case of camel toe than the Prancercise Lady‘s.  :/  Not to worry!  I unpicked the inner leg seams, right up through the crotchal region.

It's a finicky business.
It’s a finicky business.

I put my soon-to-be dress on my dress form, and pinned those legs together to make a skirt.


Then, I stitched my new front and back seams down.


I cut off that extra fabric, then turned my dress right-side out.  I cut off some of that length (which thankfully removed a couple of those scary clowns).

Sorry guys. :/

I gave the bottom of my new dress a new hem, and was all done!

The final step!
The final step!

I think this garment is much less scary now, don’t you?

refashionista clown jumpsuit after
One of my faves!

I rocked my new frock at the World Beer Festival with friends!

Ready to taste 200 beers!  :)
Ready to taste 200 beers! 🙂


Bluetooth Disco!
Bluetooth Disco!
Love these guys.  :)
Love these guys. 🙂

After tasting many many beers, I had to head off to a super-secret X-Marks the Spot dinner event!  The location and theme were completely unknown until I showed up at the designated meet-up point to get my map.

Imagine how surprised I was to be dining in Hades!

Hmmmn...Hades doesn't seem all that bad actually.
Hmmmn…Hades doesn’t seem all that bad actually.

I initially felt pretty awful for poor Persephone…:/

Don't eat it!
Don’t eat it!

…but was eventually distracted from my concerns.  😉

Stay Gold.
Stay Gold.


Look!  The underworld even has tasty cocktails!  :)
Look! The underworld even has tasty cocktails! 🙂

Such a perfect day!  🙂



refashionista clown suit refashion before and afrter

Ribbet collage

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