thrifty & nifty threads: upcycled fashion #7

 Yee-haw!  It's time for another edition of taking something thrifty and sewing it in to something nifty.
Today's feature: a pair of lacy lounging casual pants (trousers to some!). 

 So I've never sewn pants for myself before, and was eager to try. 
I had some of this beautiful turquoise linen cotton left over from my doily infinity scarf d.i.y...  and also had this canvas coloured lace table-runner material.
I love how the 'star' lace detail dangles ornately around my ankles (though going down stairs in bare feet almost tangled/tripped me)!

Truth be told, the plumber low-rise nature of these pants shows that I still need to work on my 'in-seams'... but I'm sure I can improve for the next attempt.

I'm still learning, one stitch at a time.
Hope you're inspired to upcycle your wardrobe too!

To catch up on previous thrifty & nifty projects you can go here.

the frumpy fashionista,
Mel ;o)


  1. I think we both have a healthy addiction to anything turquoise!!!  lol.

  2.  ha!.... and yes. ;o)

  3. Laura_vanderherberg28 July 2012 at 11:10

    I love your thrifty creations, especially the lace on the pants. I just discovered how much I love lace, I used to not like it. Happy Summer!

  4.  hey thanks Laura!  Isn't lace lovely?  I never used to like it either (seemed too prissy/girly for me)...but now I stick lace or doilies on pretty much every thing I sew!  Loved that lace on your skirt too ;o)


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