Updated: Jun 17, 2018
Last night was PINNED South Florida's Retro Bowling night and it was a blast! It was amazing to get together with new and old friends and spend a lovely Sunday evening in good company.
Well for a wonderful evening out with fellow pinups, I needed a cute pinup outfit! I have a couple of things in my closet, but I wanted something new and different!
A couple weeks ago I had a fellow pin-up friend give me an outfit she didn't want. It was a beautiful romper/jumper Lindy Bop outfit in a deep purple. Once I tried it on I LOVED.....but it was pants......I immediately got subconscious of my mid section. I usually don't wear pants because I don't like the tight feel and feel subconscious.
So I decided to alter this outfit for me! I turned the pants into a pencil skirt!
I didn't take a picture (or video) of how I ripped the seam - will get better on this.
I used a seam ripper along the inside of the pants. Once I carefully undid the seams there will be two flaps hanging on the sides and if you put it on you will notice the possibility of a skirt coming!
If you notice my (amateur) drawing above you will notice the first one depicts where you open the seam. The middle drawing shows the flaps that will come up. A+C is the left leg and B+D is the right leg. Then I sewed A+B & C+D inside like the last image.
Since the pencil skirt will be mid calf I did a 6" seam in the back.
TADA you have a dress!!!
I honestly think it came out really well! Even the girl that gave me the romper wanted me back! (but she wont!)
Next time I will try to accessories with a white belt! Flowers!
Can you imagine how other outfits would look like if they were slightly modified with a bit of sewing?! Comment below!