Reunited Dress

Memorial Day Dress
A Sleeve Reprieve Dress

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.  Don’t worry!  I did eventually graduate and somehow even managed to convince someone to hire me!  :)

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!

Who decided this ever needed to be a thing????
Who decided this ever needed to be a thing????

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.  Luckily, I was already dying some of my faded black Tshirts to get them looking nice & new again.  I tossed this into the dye bath as well!  :)

Going back to black!
Going back to black!
Hop on in!
Hop on in!

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.

Spock helped!  :)
Spock helped! :)

Then, I trimmed the seams from the crotch allll the way down each leg.  I did the same for the back as well.

Trimmy trim trim!
Trimmy trim trim!

Progress!

I put my future dress on my form and got to pinning!

First, I pinned the open front and back seams to make a skirt.

See?
See?

The sides got taken in a smidge as well!

Getting it nice and fitted!
Getting it nice and fitted!

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 where I wanted to make my final chop!

Just a litttle more!
Just a litttle more!

Then, I hemmed that bottom raw edge!

Whirrrrr!
Whirrrrr!

Now that dress is ready for a happy reunion with my college chums!  :)

I must say, I'm rather pleased!  :)
I must say, I’m rather pleased! :)

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!

Love these guys!
Love these guys!
Hey, Mike!
Hey, Mike!

 

Hi there, Travis!  :)
Hi there, Travis! :)

Many beers were consumed…

...but mostly tiny beers!
…but mostly tiny beers!

 

Seriously.
Seriously.
Take THAT, liver!  ;)
Take THAT, liver! ;)

Much fatty food was consumed!

Nomburger!
Nomburger!

And much happy reminiscing and catching up occurred!  :)

Toniiiiiight....We're not young...;)
Toniiiiiight….We’re not young…;)

Cheers to old friends!  :)

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