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.
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!
I pulled this pink 1980s jumpsuit from my refashion rack!
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, but knew I wanted to dye this jumpsuit and I knew I didn’t want it to remain a jumpsuit.
Luckily, I was already dying some of my faded black T-shirts to get them looking nice & new again.
I tossed my jumpsuit into the dye bath as well with a box of black dye!
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 dress 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 it where I wanted to make my final chop!
Then, I hemmed that bottom raw edge, by pinning it down, then running through my machine!
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! 🙂