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?


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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 »