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Topic: "Claire Underwood"-inpired dress from mens trousers.  (Read 4505 times)
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Purrrna
« on: April 27, 2014 04:30:35 AM »

I like to reconstruct things into something very different of what they've been before. Here, I used a pair on mens trousers which I found (unused, tags attached) from the second hand store. The material of the trousers was good, and the color is elegant deep blue. I've made a similar dress before, but I made some alterations to the pattern, and added sleeves. The sleeves need a bit mending still, but at the time dress is wearable. Though, I'm very pleased of the result! Heres the pics:





And here is some pics of the inside of the dress:

From back

and front:


As you see, I left the original pocets in their places, and the size&washing instructions-tags too. Smiley Only the zipper and buckram are new and bought. Smiley

Thanks for watching, please tell your opinion!
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014 07:20:19 AM »

That is a fabulous makeover!  I love the color.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014 12:59:37 PM »

Great dress an looks amazing on you! Did you use a commercial pattern or did you draft it yourself? I'm kind of searching for a similar pattern:)
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014 04:29:06 AM »

I used a Burda-pattern, and did some alterations to it. Here's the pattern:http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/sweetheart-dress-042013
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014 07:24:20 AM »

Brilliant! My husband bought a suit for the jacket only so there's a pair of unhemmed unworn pants in his closet I might fish out and make into a matching dress.  Thanks for the inspiration!  Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014 05:23:34 PM »

Absolutely brilliant that you incorporated the pockets and care tag!
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014 08:00:04 PM »

I love this! So genius to keep the pockets! And bravo on all that structuring, cause it really pays off. You look so classy and cute!

What size were the original pants? Is it wool? This is really inspiring, and I'm already planning out my own version in the back of my head... Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014 01:02:28 AM »

Thank you all for your nice comments! Smiley

The pants are size 54B, in european sizes. They are 45% wool and 55% polyester, and machine washable, which is a bonus. Smiley I have another pair of these, and thought about making a pencil-skirt out of them.

I encourage you to try it, it's not that hard once you get the hang of it. The top is made of the leg-parts and the skirt obviously is the top of the pants. The waist of the pants is the waist of the dress. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2014 01:46:22 AM »

Wow! What a brilliant upcycle, I love the shape  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014 06:52:49 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2014 01:13:56 PM »

lovely! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2014 06:08:26 PM »

Congrats on being featured! I wish that I had mad clothing skills like this. This definitely rocks!
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2014 07:19:08 AM »

I totally love this.
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2014 02:43:30 PM »

Very beautiful style. I would never have guessed it used to be pants!
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2014 05:06:35 PM »

Awesome reconstruction
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2014 01:50:53 PM »

Great reconstruction! It's absolutely brilliant!
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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2014 08:34:27 AM »

Oh, I'm so flattered!  Thank you all!  Kiss
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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2014 07:18:54 AM »

Congratulations, it's a wonderful dress.
It looks like a Cambie Dress.

And it's best reconstructed cloth I've ever seen Smiley
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