How to Turn a Dress Into a Jumpsuit

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Turning a dress into a jumpsuit is a lot easier than you probably think it is. Turn a dress into a jumpsuit with help from a fashion professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I’m Brandhyze Stanley with Frugal-nomics, here at Grey Era Vintage in New York City, and I’m here to show you how to turn a dress into a jumpsuit. The tools you’ll need are your favorite dress, pair of shorts where you’re comfortable with the rise, pins, chalk, seam ripper, scissors, a sewing machine, and thread. Your first step will be to separate the dress from the bottom half. It’s best to have dresses that have a divide in the middle. Take your seam ripper, you remove a couple stitches. And, separate the two halves. After you’ve removed the stitching, you can place the first half off to the side. Then, you take your bottom portion, and turn it inside out. Check to see where you like your desired length of your romper. Give an allowance for the rise and hem. Next, you’ll take your scissors, and cut it straight across. Make sure your scissors are pretty sharp in order to get this done efficiently. Put that portion to the side. Leaving it turned inside-out, with the seams off to the side, take your bottom half. Take your pair of jean shorts, or any shorts that you have that you’re comfortable with the rise. And, you have a dip here. You’ll need to get a general area of that dip. Take your chalk, outlining the dip all the way up. You’ll also be cutting down the side portion here. After you’ve cut out the J, can discard those parts. Open it up, and lay it flat. The Js you’ve cut are now on the outer side, and they’re ready to be sewn. Now, we just finished sewing the outer edges of the shorts. The only thing left to do is to sew the inner thigh, hem the shorts, and reattach them to the top of the body. And, this is how you turn a dress into a jumpsuit. I’m Brandhyze with Frugal-nomics, here at Grey Era Vintage in New York City. Thank you for watching.

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