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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8 years ago

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

Jamie @ anderson + grant

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!

Amy | Canary Street Crafts

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

8 years ago

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

8 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!

8 years ago

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

8 years ago

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

laura @eye candy creative studio

you are amazing! Such a cute dress & you never cease to amaze me with your talent! =)

Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

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

Tracey @Let's Go Junking

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

8 years ago

So cute!!

Cori George
8 years ago

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

8 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… Read more »