Monday, May 14, 2012

Pretty in Pink...Jumpsuit to Dress

Okay, I'm not suggesting that I'm pretty in pink (or anything else for that matter), but the dress is pink, and in the movie, Molly Ringwald's character actually does some refashioning herself.  So, the title seems appropriate!  So what do you think this latest refashion began it's life as?


Would you believe a pajama jumpsuit...do they really make such things?  When I first spotted this in the thrift store, I thought it was a jumpsuit from the eighties.  It wasn't until I got home that I realized it was actually pajamas, hence the word "intimate" on the label.  Seriously, who would ever want that many buttons on something you sleep in?  It also sported lots of gathering onto a dropped waist.  I don't know about you, but I'm not a fan of adding extra bulk around the hips and belly area!


So with some creative sewing, I turned some unused pajamas into a cute and comfy dress.  In keeping with the pajama theme, I even used a strip of bed sheet for the sash!  (Actually, I needed a strip of white fabric and sheet seemed to do the trick!)


The sleeves were cut from the bottom of the pant legs with elastic threaded through the original hem.



My youngest jumped in on the photo shoot!



Click here for a full tutorial of how it was done.

I like to link to these great parties.



15 comments:

  1. This is an amazing transformation! The white shawl gives an extra chick into it!
    Hanni

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  2. Super, super cute! Well done! Very creative!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  3. WOW! What a transformation. From something I'd show my friends as a joke in the thrift store to something so beautiful! Great job!

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  4. You did a fabulous job refashioning, and you certainly do look 'Pretty in Pink'!

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    1. Thanks, you're sweet! I really wasn't fishing for a compliment when I titled the post, its just that the movie popped into my mind and it seemed to fit! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I can't believe how amazing this turned out! Thanks so much for sharing. I found you on Thrifty101 and I'm now following; would appreciate if you could follow back. Tx

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  6. Unbelievable! Awesome Job!!

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  7. What a pretty dress,who wouldn't love it!would try something like this.
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  8. you look darling! love the dress!

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  9. Great refashion, Susan! I love the photos with the little guy...so cute of both of you!!

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  10. How fun! I love the colors and that you used a bed sheet with the pajamas. Clever! I'd love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins. http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-wore-sunday-week-16.html

    ~Natalie

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

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  11. I am awed by your creative vision and sewing talents each time I stop by. This dress is adorable. You have taken a toad and turned it into a prince once again. Cute, cute dress!!

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  12. Wow, that is an awesome recycle. I don't think I ever would've had the vision to see the original and imagine it as something as pretty as your dress. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize for the Motivated Monthly party. (Next month is gardening projects~)

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  13. A very flattering dress and a great refashion!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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