Refashioned Pinstripe Dress

I also added ties to the dress just for looks. With the A-line back, this dress is already pretty shapely, but I wanted the black contrast and bow just because. And I love how it looks.

Pinstripe Dress | Mabey She Made It | #upcycle #sewingforkids #sewing #pr&p #refashion

And although you can’t see it, I added a fun pop of color by inserting a lime green zipper and used green bias tape around the neckline. I love that they’re there even if no one else knows it. I’m kind of sad (in retrospect) that I didn’t do lime green topstitching as well, but I’m not sad enough to unpick it all just for aesthetics.

Pinstripe Dress | Mabey She Made It | #upcycle #sewingforkids #sewing #pr&p

And while Saige was being super silly during photo time, she couldn’t wait to wear it to church which makes a mama happy.  Pinstripe Dress | Mabey She Made It | #upcycle #sewingforkids #sewing #pr&p

What do you think? Would you have guessed the Refashioned Pinstripe Dress used to be pants?


26 responses to “Refashioned Pinstripe Dress”

  1. DIana Avatar

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

    1. Lisa Avatar

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

  2. Jamie @ anderson + grant Avatar

    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!

    1. Lisa Avatar

      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.

  3. Amy | Canary Street Crafts Avatar

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

    1. Lisa Avatar

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

  4. Bethany Avatar

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

    1. Lisa Avatar

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

  5. Shelly Avatar

    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!

    1. Lisa Avatar

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

  6. Meghan Avatar

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

    1. Lisa Avatar

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

  7. Jillene@inkhappi Avatar

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

    1. Lisa Avatar

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

  8. laura @eye candy creative studio Avatar

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

    1. Lisa Avatar

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

  9. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods Avatar

    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

    1. Lisa Avatar

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

  10. Tracey @Let's Go Junking Avatar

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

    1. Lisa Avatar

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

  11. Stephanie Avatar

    So cute!!

    1. Lisa Avatar

      Thanks, Stephanie!

  12. Cori George Avatar

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

    1. Lisa Avatar

      Ha! You’re fabulous. Thank you.

  13. Shanna Avatar

    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!

    1. Lisa Avatar

      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!

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