You’re not going to thought I had completely abandoned my sewing machine for pajama parties, right? Dressing for the night is good, but dressing for the day is even better: it stirs a bit more my neurons and sewing spools.
And I am still keen in recycling, I was looking for a good basis, a beautiful piece that I would upcycle and wear regularly. Because I’ll tell you one thing: I admire the extravagant ideas, but I prefer to dress without looking like an artist. Blend myself into the crowd but keep some chic details for a closer look.
My starting point was a pair of summer wool pants, straight fit, with quality finishes. Classic trousers, a little too classic for my taste. I wanted to make them more summery.
I cut the trousers above the knee and I transformed the trimmings into a top – crop – collar for the front. I sewed the two sides together to form a tube which I then folded in half.
To attach / detach it easily, I created buttonholes on both sides. So I can wear the new pants in artist or plain version.
For the photos, I decided to spend a thin belt twice around the neck to form a rigid collar that supports the weight of the top. I intend to also wear it with a real necklace or a scarf.
Looking forward for automn refashions, I hope you enjoy this sunny week of September and wear your summer outfits. Artist or discreet ones.