Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dress made from trousers and other things


I am now six months into a self imposed 'no new clothes for a year' project, but  made this dress from a mixture of ingredients I already had.

Take 2 parts of fabric to one part each of 2 pairs of trousers, with a sprinkling of pillowcase.


I might be giving up buying clothes but I am not giving up sewing.


There are more details and photos here

It might seem odd to make a dress out of trousers but one of my top charity shopping tips would be to look for the fabric you want in an unsuitable item of clothing.  For example, you have an idea to customise a plain white top, but as plain white tops are easy to wear all the ones in the charity shops are well worn with crusty armpits. White skirts on the other hand, are not so easy to wear and are donated in good condition, so look to the skirts for your plain white top fabric.

5 comments:

Valerie said...

You have finally explained why I've been looking for 2.5 years and been unable to find a decent plain white T-shirt!

jenny_o said...

Nicely done! I love the trouser fabric, the pleats on the front, and you are absolutely right about the lack of white tops, and why :)

Ksenia Beurre said...

Some really nice outfit!
Love them :)
MyFirstSaving

Catherine1216 said...

Good advice on thrift shopping and this dress is clever and very cute.

Chickie Walsh said...

What a cute combination of fabrics. Great job on this dress. You are right about the white tops at the thrift store. Ugh!
Chickie EOD