I wanted the bulk of the dress to be from the pants, with only a little bit of black to dress things up. That said, there’s only so much you can do with a pant leg. 🙂
I actually mashed up two patterns and added a little extra to make this super cute dress.
While I don’t have step-by-step instructions for this dress (since its a mash-up) I can show you where I cut out each pattern piece so you can replicate it.
The back and sleeves are from the Jackie Top and Dress.
This was to create a slim silhouette on the back and it used up less fabric–I could actually get the pieces cut out from one pant leg.
The skirt of the dress front was cut from the other pant leg. In order to get enough fabric, I had to use the outer seam as part of my panel and only cut off the inseam. Since this piece is gathered on the final dress, the seam is hardly noticeable.
And the front bodice is from the Hopscotch Top and Dress.
I had to piece the bodice together so there was a seam down the front. Then I used a ruched piece of black fabric down the front to cover the seam and add a fun detail.
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