Saturday, October 24, 2020

diy little black dress from thrifted pants

 To sew this basic little black dress I used thrifted black pants . T

he fabric is a mix of lycra and polyester. 

It's perfect combination if your dress have to be close to body  and comfy to wear . 

It's totally basic part of wardrobe so you can style it on million ways and 

wear with sporty or elegant shoes  and always look perfect .

Whole process how to do it you can see on my channel sparrow refashion 
and more tutorial photos on my blog .


g.satansbraten said...

Tres chic!
Straight question: is there any way to wear this sort of dress 'back to front' as well due to the stretch material?
Ah well, if copying your idea this could be considered by the 'seamstress' herself IF desired.

Now I only have to watch out for two things to 'copy' your work:
- a pair of (muuuuch ;-) !) wider/bigger pants
- a matching use/event for a nice dress like this

Never mind, the last points are just a typical 'cheeky me' addition/attempt to bring a bit of cheer up in to our fiddly sewing/stitching jobs: thanks for dealing with those additions/attempts.

Anielskaaniela said...

hello :-), sure you can wear it 'back to front', I checked it as read your comment even LOL
it's basic dress so I think you can wear it everywhere even in the morning going out for bread
I'm so very curious ur dress !! share it when will be ready <3

g.satansbraten said...

Lol, no thanks, I'm working at the moment on something way more important to me and 'veeery opposite' to a 'Little Black'. I rather call this "The huuuge White" whilst definitely not talking about a wedding dress.
I'm not unhappy to - hopefully - have finished all serious needs of any further 'Little Black Dresses' in my future live due to retirement/out of business live.
Yet: LBD's definitely have their needs/use AND funny stories.
I'd better jump to your own blog/"DIY Little Black Dress" for the rather longish explanation to this comment.

I rather wanted to remind any copy cats of yours to think of sort of 'built in' multi use whilst they work already on and towards something very useful in its basic use. This is what I did or rather: had to do for trips with as less as possible luggage for as many unexpected (and even unwanted) occasions possibly cropping up.
See you over there at your own blog,


I Can Work With That said...

This is such a great refashion. You did so well keeping the center seam centered. It makes the dress really fabulous.

g.satansbraten said...

Sorry Chickie/Refashionco-op Community,
since I've got troubles to comment on Aniela's blog, I dare sending the promised explanation to my comment to her here.
My sincere apologies for the length; I'll promise to keep it a one-off.

" " "
Dear Aniela,
I'm trying here to explain a tad more to my comment on the Re-Fashion-Blog:
a)  The 'Big White' is indeed definitely NO wedding dress. It's a brand new very oversized and hence very comfy  white 'Bib & Brace'  work overall for men. I first decided to choose this or similar styles of work overalls for men for my own purpose over 30 years ago whilst still living in another country and at this stage there was nothing similar available for ladies. In the current country of residency I made it some fun by giving them a dye bath in pink to make them 'Lady'. Both things - the men's overalls AND the Pink - always brought some amusement to people passing when they set eyes on me. Except ONE 'case'  where I thought of cheering up a sick person overseas by sending a picture of 'Me in Pink'. Since this didn't go down as well and cheery as I thought, I'd better describe my current overall works without any picture.Being of short stature, an oversized Bib & Brace man overall ends up with it's middle section just very short under my (hardly existing) breasts. Since I can easily even put both my arms comfortably  inside the overall as well, it IS indeed wide and I can move withIN the overall instead of the usual 'movement WITH  the garment'. This can - of course - cause some dangerous strangulation/gargling situation when bending since the bib upper rim then sits  up right at my throat.My solution for this dilemma was:  get as much lengths as possible out between the short part in between the visible dividing point of the middle section (= under breast)  and bib. This so, to avoid losing neither the pocket in the bib, nor the original metal closures there nor doing things complicated at the middle section (with male pant fly closure right underneath and metal closing fixtures at the sides).  This way I got rid of approx. 3 cm of length yet had to do it by hand since my sewing machine went on strike at the mere look of the sturdy material. O.k., hand job it was and pliers I needed for nearly every stitch.Funny story to it: since the measurement/size of the overall would originally been shown per a little label right along a side seam of the bib-pocket, I turned 'devilish' cheeky: knowing men a bit I was expecting constant 'readings' (and judgement) of this cm-show on this size label. Hence I cut it off! On one side it was easy to pull out yet the other side would have caused serious re-sewing of the seam line if I wanted it entirely off. I changed my mind: I frayed it into an 'elegant' 1 - 2 cm 'brush-alike' and waited.Waited for the first cheeky question of a male (neighbour, tradesman, postie even husband) of approx. "What's  the brush part beside the bib-pocket, Dear?"  Beside most of them very well knowing, that THERE/THIS is usually the size label. Cheeky me is now answering any stupid questions concerning 'this spot'  with a devilish grin and approx. following words " Ooooh, didn't you know, you can order those overalls with built in nail polishing brush for women ?"I think: occasionally somewhere in the Overall sales company will be about wishing me to hell for my diabolic invention   ;-)   ;-) :-D  

- to be continued -

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for explaining more.
Happy Sewing Everyone!