Day 56: Yacht Party Dress

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Day 57: Aloha Bolero & A Nana Giveaway!
Day 55: Shirt is Skirt II

When I found this 80’s-tastic white jumpsuit, I jumped back in shock!

Ms. Stay Puft

At least I don’t look as bad as this guy from a 70’s jumpsuit ad.

"The Ultimate Fashion Climax"??????

Ultimate Fashion Climax or no, Those polyester legs have got to go!  I began unpicking the seams around the crotch.

Picky Picky!

Then, I chopped off the legs and put the jumpsuit on my dress form.

Make a new seam!

Having a dress form makes this really easy.  I just pinned a straight line from the zipper to the bottom of what will end up being the skirt of my new dress.  I did this for the back as well and sewed it all down.  Then, I chopped off the excess material.

So, now the jumpsuit was turning into a dress, but it was still a too-big dress.  I took my new dress in from the back.

Pinned and Prepped!

I pinned it, then I ran it through my machine.  After the back was taken in, I still needed to even out the bottom of the dress.  I grabbed my pinking shears and snipped away!

Trim it!

I’m almost done!  The very last thing I had to do was hem that bottom edge.  First I pinned, then I sewed.

Pinning a hem!

I think my new dress is yacht-worthy, don’t you?

That's funny...I don't see a yacht anywhere...:/

As no yachts showed up at my door (possibly because I’m land-locked), I gave up waiting and hopped off to a fun night of Karaoke.  :)

I'm not on a boat. I'm just flipping copies. :(

All went well until I ran into this guy.

Just chillin with King Kong. :)


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