Friday, May 18, 2018

DIY: bodysuit bottom opening (with press studs)


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Bodysuits: an apparel that reminds me of my childhood gymnastic where I had to wear these special gymnastic suits. Very tight stretchy suits that sticks to your torso which is also the same thing with the bodysuit. I'm usually not a huge fan of tops that are tight and I much much prefer baggy, saggy tops that hang loose comfy around my body. #hidethatfoodbaby

But with bodysuits it feels different. Yes it is tight but to me it gives a secured tight feel. Almost like a hug. Plus bodysuits keeps things tucked it and creates a seamless look when wearing pencil skirts or skinny jeans.


However, there's a teeny tiny down point which is to pee comfortably with those bodysuits with no opening at all at the crotch! If you have to pee then you just have to take off your top clothing and basically go half naked to do your business in the W.C. 
Hmmm.

I have decided to be bold and snipped one of my beloved bodysuit the bottom part in two and connect them with press studs! All it takes is some (hand) stitching and sewing with as result: a total neatly enclosed bottom part. I'd like to share my ways and experiences with you guys so hence this little DIY. If you're having the same bodysuit issue, please try it out!

  
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Bodysuits: een kledingstuk die me terugvoert naar de turn dagen in mijn jeugd waarbij ik die speciale turnpakjes droeg die strak en stretchy zijn. Net als de bodysuits die op dit moment in de mode zijn. Normaal ben ik niet zo van strakke topjes. Geef mij maar liever baggy kledingstukken die heerlijk losjes om mijn lichaam hangt. #hidethatfoodbaby 

Maar met de bodysuit is dat net anders. Het is weliswaar strak maar het voelt meer als verborgen strak. Als een knuffel, zeg maar. Daarnaast blijft een bodysuit altijd op haar plaats en zorgt  voor een naadloze look bij het dragen van kokerrokken of skinny jeans.

Toch is er een minpuntje zoals naar de wc gaan met bodysuits zonder een opening aan de onderkant. Dit betekent dat je vaak helemaal moet uitkleden en sta je halfnaakt je behoefte te doen. Hmmm. Hier moet iets op bedacht worden!

Ik heb dus besloten om stoutmoedig te zijn en heb een van mijn geliefde bodysuit aan de onderkant doorgeknipt en deze weer met elkaar verbonden met drukknopen. Het enige wat je doet is steken maken en knopen vastnaaien met als resultaat: een totaal netjes afgesloten onderkant. Ik wil graag mijn ervaringen met jullie delen, dus vandaar deze kleine DIY. Als je dezelfde bodysuit-kwestie hebt, probeer het gerust uit!



What do you need?
a bodysuit (mine is from Motel) // a pair of (yarn) scissors // small needle // 2 pair of press studs
If you are feeling a bit too intimidating to cut open a bodysuit (which I totally understand) try an older piece of perhaps practice on a cheaper secondhand bodysuit.
Instructions ✀ 
1. First we need to create an opening - a hole at the bottom. To make the least damage, I find the best way is to cut open a seam underneath at the bottom with a pair of scissors. Keep cutting until you have a hole and disconnect the bottom by cutting the hemmed edges through.
2. Then we need to hem the edges of both parts by blanket stitching it.
3. Place the press studs on the outside at the bottom and hand sew them onto the fabric.
4. Then we need to attach the other press studs. To make these press studs click perfectly on top of each other, place and click the studs on top of each other first. Then thread a needle through the other cut bottom part inside of the fabric and then continue threading through one of the holes of the on top only (second) press stud. Now we have secured the spot of the second press stud on the other cut bottom. Remove the studs from each and continu sewing the second press stud on the other fabric.
5. Once all press studs are sewn and attached on the bottom fabric, click them on top of each other again to see how it fits. Leave a good amount of thread and tuck them underneath the blanket stitch part. and cut the excess thread lastly.
et voilà!
A seamless look
Seamless but also great for layering, covering and it stay tucked in your skinny jeans or pencil skirts!

6 comments :

  1. Aaaah, briljant! Dit ga ik ook proberen! :D

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    1. Tehehe, dankjewel ^__^ succes meis! Ik hoor het van je of het gelukt is! Xx

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  2. THIS IS GENIUS!!!!!!! Literally the first thing everyone asks about bodysuits is how you pee, and this would def solve the problem. I have yet to own a bodysuit, but I bought a new dress recently and would like to wear a white bodysuit underneath it. Still looking for a white bodysuit with a neckline that would work with that dress! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Heyyyy Audreyyyy! Haha yes, how on earth are you going to pee in a bodysuit with closed crotch?!
      Ohhhh I wonder what kind of dress you have bought where you need a white bodysuit with it :)
      Good luck finding the right bodysuit!
      Xx

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