House coats aren't just for lounging at home anymore...a few tweaks and they're ready to wear in public! Take for instance this house coat...
When I spotted it at the thrift store, I loved the soft color and especially the pocket detail. Moo-moo style house coats aren't really my style, but I knew I wanted to do something with it, even if it was turning it into an apron. Then I spotted these pajama pants on the same rack...
They matched perfectly!
One more score from the thrift shop...a pattern that had the exact waist detail that
I had envisioned for the dress.
So I put it all together and came up with a feminine frock that's soft and sweet.
I removed the front zipper and replaced it with an invisible zipper on the side.
The bottom skirt front has a pleat made from the pajama pants.
The back softly gathers into the waist detail.
The sleeves were shortened with an added elastic casing.
I guess the only down side with this refashion is that I have no excuse for lounging around anymore!
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