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!