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...
(I always think of Molly Shannon and her SNL, Sally O'Malley sketch)
...and got this jumpsuit ready to be DIY'd.
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.
I began the deconstruction next and started off by cutting off the legs of the jumpsuit!
This didn't last in shorts mode very long.
I opened up the crotch area and removed all the seams keeping the legs together.
With the entire bottom of the piece open, it was time to create my skirt!
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.
I stitched my new seams and created a brand new hem along the bottom of the piece.
We started off looking much different than this, didn't we?
The color was more of a turquoise shade which I loved. It's super summery and really a fab contrast with the black trim.
Love the crossed back!
Any of the slight discolorations from earlier are now gone and hidden by this gorg new shade.
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!
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.)
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!
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!
Thanks to everyone who offered thoughts on what color to dye this here and on Instagram! More dyeing to come this week. Stay tuned!