DIY | Pants to Dress

So it’s been a year since my first blog post and that’s crazy. I’ve definitely learned a lot since then. Recently, I went through a closet declutter and stumbled upon these great blue high waisted pants. I loved these pants. They are soft, comfortable and flattering. But somehow these ended up in the dryer and shrunk a bit so they don’t fit like they used to. I’m a firm believer in being economical and environmentally friendly when it comes to my shopping habits. And I have a tendency to shop a lot. I always try to donate clothes, shop second hand, and up-cycle clothes whenever I can. I like to consider myself a creative person, so I got to thinking of how I could change these pants into something that I can wear.

The Pants (Before Shrinking)

The easiest step would be to make them into shorts, but they shrunk so much that they didn’t fit nicely around the waist. So my next thought was a tube top style dress or top.

I got to work and undid the seams and cut some length off the bottom. It was a little short so I decided to add some red fabric to the bottom to make it a bit longer. Then, I hemmed the raw bottom edge.

I next made some sleeves with elastic to make this one of those off the shoulder tops that has sleeves attached to the sides.

The Process

AND VOILA! I have a new dress that I can wear. I love coming up with ways to reuse and DIY clothes! There are some imperfections but I still am pretty proud of the outcome! Let me know if you want to see more!

The Final Product

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