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Day 230: Send in the Clowns: Tacky Jumpsuit to Dress Refashion

Day 231: Boldly Going Nowhere Top
Day 229: V-day in NYC!!! 🙂

Today’s piece was so awful that I couldn’t just stop at one “before” pic!  🙂

Refashionista Tacky Jumpsuit to Dress Refashion before 1
Send in the Clowns.
Refashionista Tacky Jumpsuit to Dress Refashion before 2
There should be clowns.
Refashionista Tacky Jumpsuit to Dress Refashion before 3
They’re already here!

Okay…enough clowning around (wow that pun was awful, even for me!)!  🙂 

I wasn’t feeling that weird yellow and white giraffe print, so I dropped it into a bath of black and teal dye.   🙂

Day 230: Send in the Clowns: Tacky Jumpsuit to Dress Refashion 1
Bath Time!

After the bath was done, I unpicked the crotch of the jumpsuit and cut off the legs. 

Then, I got to resizing!

I pinned the sides of my future dress on my dress form to make it more fitted.

jumpsuit on dress form
Pinned on each side!

I also pinned the front and the back of my future dress where I unpicked the legs.

pinning front of dress on dress form
Just pin a straight line!

I sewed up all my pinned areas, and chopped off the extra fabric.

sewing side of dress
Whirrrr!

My dress was looking realllllly cute already! 

I gave it  a new hem by folding the bottom edge under twice, pinning it, and then running it through my sewing machine.

Day 230: Send in the Clowns: Tacky Jumpsuit to Dress Refashion 2
Hem time!

…but still wasn’t entirely pleased. 

I grabbed the legs I removed earlier, and turned them into a wide sash.  🙂

pinning sash
Step 1
sewing side of sash
Stitch that sash!

Now my new dress was definitely ready for my second and last day in NYC!

tacky jumpsuit refashion after jillian in chair
Sitting Pretty!
Refashionista tacky jumpsuit to dress refashion after
Leaving…on a jet plane…

Before flying back to SC, I stopped off for a bit of jitter-fighting vino!  🙂

jillian with glass of wine
No fear of flying here, folks! 🙂
jillian in plane
Time to call it a day!

I hadn’t been to New York in a few years, so this was a really nifty little visit that reminded me of why I really should try to visit more often.  🙂 

With a little luck, maybe I can.

Cheers!  🙂

Refashionista Tacky Jumpsuit to Dress Refashion before and after
Day 231: Boldly Going Nowhere Top
Day 229: V-day in NYC!!! 🙂
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