I was so excited to find this Ilana Kohn Milo jumpsuit secondhand earlier this year. I love the way the top fits, but I wasn't completely into the width of the legs on me. It can be really hard to think about altering a piece like this. I start to weigh the ability to resell an altered, designer piece...which really is quite silly. I bought it because I wanted to wear it! :) I felt like I was considering the value of this piece more as a potential sale rather than as a piece to wear + use. The whole point is to own what we have...to form a relationship with it...to make it our own...and to wear it over + over.
So...I ripped out + opened up the hems. The legs were pinned in (using a pair of overalls with legs closer to my preferred width as a guide), and the jumpsuit was tried on. I liked the fit, so I used a chalk pencil to mark my lines + sewed along the line. I checked the fit again (measure twice, cut once)...took a deep breath + cut the excess fabric away. (eek) The raw edges were overstitched + the original hems were sewn back in place. (I'm keeping the cut-off bits in case I need a patch someday.)
And now...I am SO happy I went for it! I put the jumpsuit right on + wore it for the rest of the day. (It looks a bit more like an Ilana Kohn Gary now). I used to have a little hesitation about wearing this piece, but now it is exactly right for me...and I'm going to wear it a lot!