metamorphoses - suit pants --> mod dress

Added Apr 5, 2010

by laken

Wonthaggi, Austr...

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Description

I have recently turned a pair of old-man suit pants, bought from an op shop ~4 years ago, into a trendy new dress :)

there remains some original seams still: the skirt has the waist – knee length still in original condition, with a few added triangular panels (so as to avoid that outdated jeans – jean skirt cross-over-crotch look – you know the one I’m talking about – too casual for the sort of dress I was attempting)

the waistband became, with some drill lining, the straps of the dress…

don’t hesitate to ask ANY question about it, or make any suggestions for ease, or improvements!!

the photos of me wearing the dress, I believe, aren’t the final hem length – I was just testing different lengths at the time… the hem sits about 5cm above my knee

Material Notes

A pair of old-man’s suit pants I bought a while back from an op shop
some left over scraps lying about my house:
- yellow = cotton drill
- panels = grey cotton drill from a previous project (those scraps come in handy! – left from a project from 7-8 years ago!)
- linings- grey cotton drill for bust area, and white cotton for midriff

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton, Blends

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