...to Tamera's birthday party, if I had finished it in time, was this;
But altering this 1960s homemade jumpsuit into a groovy pair of huge wide-legged pants proved slightly more troublesome - and time-consuming - than I had imagined.
I wore the jumpsuit here, for the purposes of making a twat of myself, but it never really fit properly on the top.
It squashed my marvellous knockers into a most unbecoming monoboob, and felt scratchy and tight and uncomfortable.
But I loved the fabric so much, and the trouser part is fabulous (and it fits) so I was reluctant to sell it on.
So, being a sewist these days (ahem...) I decided it was perfectly within my capabilities to chop the top off and turn it into Wide-Leg Pants of Glory.
I ended up replacing the zip, and the finish doesn't bear close inspection, but from a distance, I'm pleased with the result.
1960s jumpsuit and 1970s peasant blouse - Ebay
Belt, bangles and rings - charity shopped
Hair flowers - charity shopped and retail
Long beaded necklace - gift from the birthday girl herself, Tamera
I think most of us agree that altering vintage clothes is fine, if it turns them into something wearable and more appropriate for the owner.
And despite the swearing as I struggled with very slippery fabric and not being finished in time for the party, I am happy.
I'm off to check out what all my dear friends have been up to this weekend.
I'll be over at Patti's as usual, being highly Visible on Monday.