Day 254: Happy Birthday to Me!!! :)

Day 255: Kicked Back Dress
Day 253: Wino Dress

Happy Birthday to meeeeeee!  :)  Today, I hit the big 3-0!  I needed something fun to wear for what I hoped would end up being a delightful evening.  Unfortunately, all I had was this sad jumpsuit!  :/

Oh dear.

The previous owner had obviously pulled a Jillian and damaged one of the legs!

Tripping and falling...not just for Jillians anymore! :)

Yikes!  This was going to need a lot of work!

First, I needed to take care of that completely blah lack of color!  I tossed the jumpsuit into a nice, hot dye bath.

A blue hue will certainly do!

After the bath, I unpicked the crotch.  This jumpsuit was about to become a cute & sassy dress.  :)

Pick! Pick! Pick!

I put the jumpsuit on my dress form, and pinned down my new seams for what would be my new dress.


I stitched my new seams down and then took in the sides, completely removing the side pockets (they ruined the lines of the dress).


I was so close to being done!  :)  I wanted my new dress to be a cute cocktail numba, so I hacked off a good bit of the length.


Then I gave it a new hem.  :)


I tried my dress on, and realized that I hated that netting at the top.  Off it went!

Snippy Snippy!

I have to admit, I’m really quite proud of how I managed to save this one!  :)


Sadly, I completely forgot to take any after pics while I was out and about!  :(  Don’t fret!  I had a marvelous evening!  :)

Aging like a fine wine! ;)

Oh!  Some of you might be interested to see the label on this freebie…

Phillip Flipping Lim!!!!!! Eeeeeee!

Cheers!  :)

4.8 (95.81%) 105 votes

23 thoughts on “Day 254: Happy Birthday to Me!!! :)

  1. Happy Birthday! I loved how this came out. I’m wondering, was it all cotton? If not, I thought you couldn’t use Rit dye on synthetics? I want to try dye-ing some clothes so I’m really wondering………..I love checking your blog, by the way. :-)

  2. Happy big 30!!! Wow, this refashion is one of my favorites!!! It looks amazing — not to mention the new color!

  3. Gorgeous! I think one of my favorite refashions I’ve ever seen! So so classy looking! I hoped it made you feel like a million bucks :) Happy Birthday dear!

  4. This is a really incredible transformation! It looks awesome. Did in need anything extra to stay up without the netting?
    Hope you had a great birthday. You certainly looked stunning.

  5. I´m sorry I missed your birthday so belated greetings to you – you did a fantastic job on this and looked amazing. I hope the year ahead is full of love and laughter for you :)

Leave a Reply