Today continues in the What I made for Vacation Series. When this was on Mega clearance at my Job #2 that still remains nameless, I had to snatch it up.
That print is fabulous, no? It would be perfect for a day at the beach.
I cut the pant leg panels from each other but left the elastic waste band in tact.
There’s a fun detail on the ankle of the pant leg that I wanted to feature in the “bodice” of my new dress. Keeping that in mind, I put the panels on Minnie and started playing with the shape…
And this is what the back looked like so far….
I had to use the second pant leg to fill in the gap. I don’t know how to explain this other than “cut and paste.”
For this I used my serger so the seams would be more secure.
As you can see, I cut the elastic waste band and used sections of it in the back. I’m normally all about modesty and this is a little too zsa zsa zsu for my liking in everyday wear… but for a trip to the beach, I’d be over dressed 😉
All that was left to do was finish the bottom raw edge. For this I used my serger and set it up for a rolled hem.
Because the material is stretchy, it “curls” the edge
And that is how you can turn 4X PJ bottoms into a beachy sun dress.
We decided to recreate our wedding day with a trip to Lido Beach.
Hanging out at the very spot we said “I do.”
Our wedding was absolutely perfect! With only 15 of our closest friends and family hanging out at the beach, it was everything I had dreamed about since I was a little girl. I wish we could go back more often to said location, but we were extremely grateful for this week long trip.