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.