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cutest. dress. ever. And it came from a pair of pants! This refashion tutorial shows you how to create the Pinstripe Dress from a pair of trousers. You'll love the details.Affiliate or Sponsored

So last week was a sew-along for Project Run & Play, and I really wanted to participate. The theme was creating something out of upcycled pieces or hand-me-downs. I’d had this idea for days, but other obligations won out and I was down to the last minute. And while I technically did get the refashioned Pinstripe Dress made in time, I didn’t get it uploaded before the party closed. So sad. But at least I have an amazing dress to share with you (that Saige actually needed) and some fun photos (although none of the process because I was on a tight deadline).

In creating the refashioned Pinstripe Dress, I started with this pair of work pants from several years ago. I’ve always loved the fabric, but they were too big and I had nowhere to wear them even if they did. So I was excited to turn them into something wearable and super cute.

 

 

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26 Comments on Refashioned Pinstripe Dress

  1. DIana
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:47 AM (2 years ago)

    How cute !!! Thanks for sharing .. May have to do something like that for my granddaughter … Have a great rest of your day !

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM (2 years ago)

      I’ll bet she’d look fabulous in it!

      Reply
  2. Jamie @ anderson + grant
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:10 PM (2 years ago)

    Saige is seriously the cutest little model! The first picture made me laugh. She just has that “look!” As cute as she is, the dress looks amazing, too, and I love that it was a pair of pants in a former life!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:31 PM (2 years ago)

      Aww, thanks Jamie! The first picture is her “I’m cute and I’m going to pose how I want to” look. And it worked. Sigh.

      Reply
  3. Amy | Canary Street Crafts
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 5:15 AM (2 years ago)

    The dress and model are both adorable!! I love that you repurposed an old pair of pants to make it. So creative!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:34 PM (2 years ago)

      Aww, thanks Amy! It was a really fun refashion.

      Reply
  4. Bethany
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 5:50 PM (2 years ago)

    These are precious and she is gorgeous!! Very talented!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:35 PM (2 years ago)

      Oh, thank you Bethany! You’re so sweet!

      Reply
  5. Shelly
    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:18 PM (2 years ago)

    Lisa this is just so dang cute! I love it! I love to up cycle old clothes into kids clothes like this. I’ve made several baby dresses from old skirts. Thanks for sharing, and she looks adorable in it!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:35 PM (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Shelly! This is one of my favorite refashions ever.

      Reply
  6. Meghan
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 6:07 PM (2 years ago)

    WoW! Love that you made this from pants. I so wish I could sew. You, girlfriend, are amazing with your skills!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:37 PM (2 years ago)

      Oh, you’re so sweet! Thank you–it was really fun to do.

      Reply
  7. Jillene@inkhappi
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1:48 AM (2 years ago)

    You are amazing Lisa. How darling is she in that dress! And the lil sofa! :)

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM (2 years ago)

      Aww, thanks Jill! The sofa was my MIL’s when she was a child, so it’s cute AND meaningful.

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Laura. I do love this dress. :)

      Reply
  8. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 4:46 PM (2 years ago)

    I love that your thought outside the box to create a beautiful fun dress for your little one!
    Thanks so much for sharing your awesomeness at Show Me Saturday! Please join us again this weekend!
    ~ Ashley

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM (2 years ago)

      Love this little dress and I’m glad my other two girls will get to wear it as they grow.

      Reply
  9. Tracey @Let's Go Junking
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM (2 years ago)

    AMAZING! The dress out of the pants is just perfect and your model is absolutely beautiful.

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:48 PM (2 years ago)

      Stop…you’re too sweet! Thank you Tracey!

      Reply
  10. Stephanie
    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:21 AM (2 years ago)

    So cute!!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Stephanie!

      Reply
  11. Cori George
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:50 PM (2 years ago)

    GIRL. Pants. Dress. I can’t even. You’re amazing.

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM (2 years ago)

      Ha! You’re fabulous. Thank you.

      Reply
  12. Shanna
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 9:36 AM (2 years ago)

    We are getting ready to move and I came across 3 space bags full of clothes for my husband & I. It actually popped into my head, because of project run & play, that maybe some of it might be useful for upcycling! So far I have only made one dress from one of my husband’s never worn shirts for my daughter, but I have plans for more. Your posts, truly have been inspirations to me! When I was taking apart a pair of his old pants, I cut around the zipper to save for later because of your recent post on upcycling (I plan to pick it out later when I have more time).

    I also just want to say how adorable this dress is! It have given me an idea on how to use my husband’s old favorite lime shirt to make something really special for our daughter. Thank you, I truly mean that!
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    • Lisa
      Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:59 PM (2 years ago)

      Aww, what a lovely comment, Shanna. I’m so glad to have inspired you with this post. I hope that your bags of clothing turn into something meaningful and beautiful!

      Reply

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