Since my husband and I will be going to Jamaica in the spring to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary, I am always on the lookout for pieces to take with me. I found this beautiful black and white strapless jumpsuit at Value Village. It still had the original price tag on it for $99.99, but I snagged it for only $7.99, plus 30% off. While it is beautiful, the big draw back is that it is a 4X and is huge on me, I had to pin it doubled over around my dressmaker’s mannequin. This is a simple fix; a little elastic, a little patience and some sewing and it will be better than new.
So after trying it on, I measured two pieces of elastic; one for the top in black in case it might show and one for the waistband in white that wouldn’t be seen.
Then I just pinned them equally around the appropriate spots.
I stretched the elastic to fit it and sewed it to the jumpsuit.
Now it fits perfectly. It is a wonderful piece to dress up or down. What do you think of the results of another quick and easy refashion?
The best part about this refashion is that when I was at Value Village and was struggling to find my 30% off coupon in my purse, a lovely lady who I had happened to meet before at VV’s saw my predicament and offered me an extra 30% off coupon that she had. She told me that a while before she had been in line in front of me and since I had an extra coupon then, I gave it to her. A classic and delightful example of what goes around, comes around. Niceness does come back to you eventually, but sometimes it comes back when you least expect it. Cheers, Michele