Monday, September 16, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Wrap Dress to Jumpsuit


I've had this wrap dress in my closet for the longest! It's an Old Navy dress I bought on clearance for $3 but I never wear it. I put it on recently, and now I know why. It does nothing for my waistline! I don't have a super defined waist as it is cuz of my narrow shoulders and small boobs (sorry TMI) but that's the truth. If I had bigger boobs, I'd have the perfect figure but alas I have to work with what God gave me.


 Anyway, part of the problem was that the top wrap part was  big on me even though this was a small. Old Navy sizing runs big. So, I turned it around to evaluate the situation


I cut the top wrap part form the bottom below the seam

For the bottom part of the jumpsuit, I remembered I had these pants that I also never wear because they are too big on me.

 Here they are layed out.

I cut 2 inches off of the waist band

 Now back to the top. I put the top part on, pulled tight so that it could feel better and more snug. Remember, the top part was big on me.

I then pinned and sewed.


I then sewed the pants to the top and voila! Instant jumpsuit/romper

What's a romper if you can't romp around in it! This was also my kids' first day back to school so I was a bit extra happy!


Even though it's a bit low waisted, the snugness of the top (which fits me better) coupled with the volume of the pants on the bottom, creates a silhouette I can live with. It's all about balancing the proportions. As I get to know my body and what looks good on it, I feel better and more empowered to face the world! I really do believe in the power of clothes to transform, to influence your mood, to change your attitude. Now I have something in my closet that I really love and will wear a lot this fall. 

Would love to hear your thoughts!

11 comments:

  1. You are so creative! This jumpsuit is cute. Great job on the refashion.

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    1. Thank you cloudsfullofrain! Always appreciate you stopping by.

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  2. Very cute! Love it. Comfy NYC style all the way. Also:

    "If I had bigger boobs, I'd have the perfect figure but alas I have to work with what God gave me."

    You are beautiful and have the perfect figure just the way you are! The dress didn't fit you...not you not fitting the dress :)

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    1. Mixymitzy! You's so sweet, thank you. You're right! So anti-feminist of me to say "....I'd have the perfect figure..." That is why we need each other, to remind one another of the truth and not to give into society's standards of beauty! We are truly all beautiful, just the way we are. Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Very clever! I am in awe of people like you who just know how to make these things work!

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    1. Leoni! Thank you so much, practice makes perfect, my projects from years back ended up as pajamas!

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  4. Very clever! I like it! It's simple but classy, you could accessorize it so many different ways. I'd give it two thumbs up. ;-) Makes me wish I had a sewing machine XD.

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    1. thank you so much colormepink, yes, I definitely have options to accessorize. You should def buy a sewing machine, sewing is easy! You can do it!

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  5. This is so awesome! I love you! You are so creative. I absolutely loved this!!! :D Thanks so much for sharing this at "That's My Style" Link Party!!! You really made my day. I do hope you'll join in again today! . :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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  6. Karla, thank you! You're so sweet! I didn't have anything to show on Friday but will be back next week with a new creation. Always appreciative of the opportunity! God bless!

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