Saturday, November 12, 2016

Lounging About

Hi all!

Well here it is! A real project! See told ya I had one ;)

Found this maxi dress at Goodwill! It has a lovely edge print, but honestly I don't need any more maxi skirts. I felt like doing something different, so I decided to try PANTS!

Since this dress was hugely long on me, I just hacked off the top without a care in the world

The dress had a side slit, so I seam-ripped it to be able to sew the slit back together, so one leg wouldn't have a random slit in it.

I then found a tutorial and laid out a well-fitting pair of pajama pants on the now-folded skirt.

My dogs were SUPER helpful for this part...

I traced around the PJ pants and made a cut

Pin n' sew n' serge the new legs!

I had to cut and sew the front too; this is the abdominal area and the excess fabric gave me a kangaroo pouch.

Make a casing for the waistband...

Add elastic and sew...

I then hand-sewed a tiny green X so I could tell which was the back

Tah daaahhh!

I love these! They aren't perfect; the front bunches a little and I think I made the waist a bit too low to fit perfectly (the fabric has absolutely zero stretch so I think that's the source). But that just means these aren't acceptable for public wear; they are amazing, comfy lounge pants and I LOVE them! Excited to try this on more maxi skirts/dresses in the future!

Love,
Illy

4 comments:

jennifer elliott said...

They look comfy ... Who cares if they're not perfect? Fantastic job! Love your puppies ... So cute and adorable!

Chickie Walsh said...

That is great fabric. I love that you made something practical. I tend to forget to make comfy lounge clothes, even though I wear them all the time at home. These are so cute, way to go.
Chickie EOD

Samwise W. said...

Thanks Jennifer and Chickie! Chickie; increase your loungeware wardrobe... I love mine! lol

Melissa Lin said...

Love the print!