Remake: White Vintage Jumpsuit

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Hi friends! The reveal has finally arrived. This lovely white jumpsuit has gotten a bit of a makeover :)

It started off a bit too tight (merm, not comfortable in certain areas fo sho!!) and it just wasn't something that I was going to want to wear in the current state.

I pumped myself up, did some kicks...

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

(I always think of Molly Shannon and her SNL, Sally O'Malley sketch)

 Molly Shannon Kicks

Molly Shannon Kicks

...and got this jumpsuit ready to be DIY'd.

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

After taking in color thoughts from you guys, I created a dye bath for a handful of cotton/polyester pieces with a mix of RIT Peacock Blue and Emerald. My piece isn't shown below in the dryer, but it's amazing to see how the different pieces took to the color.

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

I began the deconstruction next and started off by cutting off the legs of the jumpsuit!

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

This didn't last in shorts mode very long.

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

I opened up the crotch area and removed all the seams keeping the legs together.

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

With the entire bottom of the piece open, it was time to create my skirt!

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

I took the left and right side of the piece and created a center seam down the front and back, bringing all the fabric together to create a flat front and back.

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

I stitched my new seams and created a brand new hem along the bottom of the piece.

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

We started off looking much different than this, didn't we?

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

The color was more of a turquoise shade which I loved. It's super summery and really a fab contrast with the black trim.

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Love the crossed back!

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Any of the slight discolorations from earlier are now gone and hidden by this gorg new shade.

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

I took my outfit to wine country with me because making multiple stops at vineyards calls for a comfort. When you've got pockets, you've got comfort...if you ask me!

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

I got every last sip of that tasting. (This vineyard, Jada, had the loveliest wine/cheese pairing as well. I could live on cheese. Le sigh.)

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Oh and this shot assisted in the little hole below my arm in the above shot. I put my arm up and, tearrrrrrrrrrrr. Luckily I always try to carry a little emergency kit with me so safety pins saved the day!

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

There were tons of flags at each vineyard to celebrate the 4th, so I went to town with all of them. Every. Single. One.

This piece still makes me shake my head because I didn't think it would turn out as bold as it did!

 Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Thanks to everyone who offered thoughts on what color to dye this here and on Instagram! More dyeing to come this week. Stay tuned!