Trouser Dress

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Take a lookie look at what I made from a pair of size 40 men’s trousers I bought for 50 cents!


I cut the top part into a pearish shape and added an elastic waist.  Then I made an Obi belt out of the fabric from the legs to cover the ugly elasto-waistband…almost a completely No-Waste refashion!

My fly's undone.

I wore a simple LBD under my new skirt, and voila!  The whole thing looks like a dress!


Feeling adequately frocked, I met up with a couple of pals to see the 2010 Vista Queen Pageant at Trustus Theatre.


Of course this was no ordinary beauty pageant…:)

She's just a sweet transvestite…

Starr Gazer, the winner of Vista Queen, belting out a mean ditty.

Konnie tosses her wig aside in a fit of passion!

All of the queens were wonderful!  We had such fun being serenaded, heckled, and ultimately verrrrry entertained by all of them, but my vote went to…(drum roll please)…



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11 Comments on Trouser Dress

  1. charityshopchic
    May 17, 2011 at 8:48 am (4 years ago)

    Ha! I love it! Do you have to keep the fly open to walk? ;-)

    • ReFashionista
      May 17, 2011 at 9:45 am (4 years ago)

      I actually do if I want to take normal human-sized strides. :) Otherwise, I’d be mincing around like Morticia Addams! Glad you like! I think I’ll have to make some more!

  2. Nicole H. (in Charles-town)
    May 17, 2011 at 10:07 am (4 years ago)

    This is so cool!! Awe, I haz it for yoooooou!

  3. Shay
    May 17, 2011 at 1:22 pm (4 years ago)

    hrm, i can’t see any of the photos on your blog now! =(

    • ReFashionista
      May 18, 2011 at 10:19 am (4 years ago)

      I wonder what’s up…I checked two computers and they’re loading up fine. You might need to delete your cookies or update your flash…that always seems to work for me when I have that problem. :)

      • Shay
        May 18, 2011 at 8:13 pm (4 years ago)

        yay its working now! it was weird, it wouldn’t work for me all day yesterday. computers can be so lame. glad i didn’t have to miss your awesome refashions!

  4. erica louise
    May 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Love this! Well done, it looks fantastic!

  5. Liz
    May 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! That is amazing!

  6. Olly
    September 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm (3 years ago)

    From a masculine pair of pants to a very feminine balloon skirt!!
    perfect for 2010 Vista Queen Pageant!! ;o)

  7. furpurr
    January 25, 2013 at 11:59 pm (3 years ago)

    AWESOME revamp!!!! You are SO very creative!! Now i want a man’s pants skirt!!!! :D

  8. Rebecca Tnnacliffe
    August 17, 2014 at 10:08 am (1 year ago)

    This is one of my faves – so very extraordinary


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