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.
- Sewing machine
- Old pair of pants
- Contrast fabric
- Bias tape
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How cute !!! Thanks for sharing .. May have to do something like that for my granddaughter … Have a great rest of your day !
I’ll bet she’d look fabulous in it!
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!
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.
The dress and model are both adorable!! I love that you repurposed an old pair of pants to make it. So creative!
Aww, thanks Amy! It was a really fun refashion.
These are precious and she is gorgeous!! Very talented!
Oh, thank you Bethany! You’re so sweet!
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!
Thanks, Shelly! This is one of my favorite refashions ever.
WoW! Love that you made this from pants. I so wish I could sew. You, girlfriend, are amazing with your skills!
Oh, you’re so sweet! Thank you–it was really fun to do.
You are amazing Lisa. How darling is she in that dress! And the lil sofa! 🙂
Aww, thanks Jill! The sofa was my MIL’s when she was a child, so it’s cute AND meaningful.
you are amazing! Such a cute dress & you never cease to amaze me with your talent! =)
Thank you so much, Laura. I do love this dress. 🙂
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!
Love this little dress and I’m glad my other two girls will get to wear it as they grow.
AMAZING! The dress out of the pants is just perfect and your model is absolutely beautiful.
Stop…you’re too sweet! Thank you Tracey!
GIRL. Pants. Dress. I can’t even. You’re amazing.
Ha! You’re fabulous. Thank you.
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 »
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!