Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jumpsuit to Dress Refashion

 
So, as you may have seen in my post the other day, I thrifted this jumpsuit that I would shudder to see anyone wear.  But the print was kinda sweet, and the price was right, so I took it home with me and transformed it into a little dress.
 


 See?  The print is a bunch of tiny little flower baskets.  Kinda cute.  But not when it's part of an outdated pantsuit with shoulder pads.  :P


Here's the finished product.  I made the pants into a skirt using the same method as in this post, then shortened the skirt to a more modern length.  I took in the sides a little and I cut off the sleeves, and changed the neckline by removing the collar.  I tried my hand at making some bias tape to finish the neckline with so that it would lay flat, and it came out ok.  Not wonderful, but better than my first try.  I also had to take the bottom button and move it up to the top because my neckline was higher than the original. 

Here's a back and side view of the finished dress.
 

Here's a closer picture of the bias tape neckline I made.  I don't know if you can see it very well or not.


So what do you think?  Should I add pockets to it somehow?  I'd also love to hear any styling ideas you guys have for this dress.  I'm still trying to figure out some ways to wear it without looking outdated.  Thoughts?

Niki

9 comments:

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

Aww this turned out SO well!! Great job!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I don't know if you've heard of or done any link parties yet, but one of my favorites is We Dit It Wednesday's at Sew Much Ado! You should check it out and start linking up over there!! I bet your stuff would be pretty popular!
(Here's the link for this week's party: http://www.sew-much-ado.com/2012/10/we-did-it-wednesday_23.html)

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Niki said...

Thanks! And I'll check out the link up. Thanks for the tip. :)

Niki

donnalyn said...

pretty turn out! :)

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

Aw love that you joined We Did It Wednesday! Congrats!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

P.S. Have you heard of Bloglovin'? You should totally join the site! You can follow SO many awesome blogs all in ONE place which is a huge bonus. I really love it and it's be a life saver for me since I love a ton of blogs! :)

Niki said...

Thanks, Donnalyn!

And yes, I have heard of bloglovin'. I listed my blog on there, I just haven't made a sidebar button or anything for it yet. It does have a great format for keeping up with your favorite blogs! :)

Niki

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I see! I just found you by doing a general search on Bloglovin' yay!!! :)

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I see! I just found you by doing a general search on Bloglovin' yay!!! :)

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I see! I just found you by doing a general search on Bloglovin' yay!!! :)

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog