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Sweatpants never looked so good!

Added Sep 15, 2010

by reesly

Stillwater, Unit...






Basically, I took two pairs of old sweatpants, (I washed them before, I promise) and made a dress. I’m a librarian and I needed something professional but comfy, and this is great because it fits really nicely over about any type of shirt, so it works for any season.

Material Notes

knit sweat pants. buttons.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy

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    Sep 17, 2010, 03.24 PMby 6kidsathome

    Looks fabulous and fits you so well. I too am curious about if you used a pattern or created it on your own.

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    Sep 16, 2010, 02.30 PMby carolyn-s

    All your refashions are awesome! Well done!

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    Sep 16, 2010, 02.01 PMby mixtlii

    Wow, you look so good int hat dress! Great job!

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    Sep 16, 2010, 11.36 AMby feetyjammies

    Awww!! I want one!! This is so cute and it looks comfortable.

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    Sep 16, 2010, 08.51 AMby gray


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    Sep 16, 2010, 04.15 AMby reesly

    Oh goodness, sorry but I didn’t use a pattern. Just Scarlet, my dress form. Sorry I couldn’t be more help!

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      Sep 16, 2010, 03.38 PMby mkim630

      Well, you’re very talented then! I wish I had that skill!

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    Sep 16, 2010, 03.48 AMby missdandy

    Wow – I would have never ever guessed the fabric source for this dress! It’s lovely!

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    Sep 16, 2010, 03.29 AMby runningwithscissors1

    OK, I don’t see it. How was this sweatpants in a previous life? Very impressive. Would appreciate a tutorial if you could manage it.

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    Sep 16, 2010, 03.26 AMby halokitty087

    Very nice! I never would have thought it was made out of sweatpants!

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    Sep 16, 2010, 03.25 AMby crazydavises

    Wow! Instant love!

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    Sep 16, 2010, 01.42 AMby knt831


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    Sep 16, 2010, 01.06 AMby clairesophie

    please please pretty please share the pattern!!!!

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    Sep 15, 2010, 11.53 PMby nessys

    This is fantastic! You must let us know how you did it. So cute – and I love the fact you mentioned you washed them first! Good Girl!!! Three cheers for the always helpful, kind and resourceful librarians! I love them!

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    Sep 15, 2010, 10.39 PMby sewenggirl88

    This looks so comfortable and cute, I totally want to make one like it now!

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    Sep 15, 2010, 09.45 PMby mkim630

    oh my gosh, i really love the dress! Yes, please share the pattern if you used one!

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    Sep 15, 2010, 09.26 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Adorable! It’s inspiring me to rip apart a pair of sweatpants too!

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      Sep 16, 2010, 12.25 AMby pambox

      same here – i have a pair i never wear (because i’m too lazy to exercise) so maybe i should do something useful with them!

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    Sep 15, 2010, 09.09 PMby kjbuff

    YAY! Librarians! Adorable and cute. I’m joining in the demand for a pattern. I need me a librarian sweat pants dress.

    P.S. I’m one too.

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    Sep 15, 2010, 09.02 PMby Syrena B

    Love it!

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    Sep 15, 2010, 09.02 PMby violetsky

    Please share the pattern you used, I would love to make this.

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    Sep 15, 2010, 08.44 PMby leeloe

    Nice one ..

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    Sep 15, 2010, 08.40 PMby nettie

    That looks unbelievable!! Did you use a pattern?

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