I find so many ’70s housecoats when I go thrifting! I really liked this one with its lovely green flowers!
Yikes! That turtleneck!
There was also a good bit of damage on the sleeves.
I’ve been working on a really exciting holiday project (It’s gonna blow your mind dear friend) that I can’t wait to share with you guys. It involves a LOT of really tedious sewing.
All that to say, I felt like taking a lil no-sew break today! 🙂
I turned this dress so the back was the new front & unzipped it a bit so that turtleneck became a funky collar.
That very bottom scrap turned into a sash for my waist.
Not too shabs, I must say!
My new dress enjoyed a laid-back day that consisted mainly of hanging out with friends and a tasty dinner. 🙂
41 thoughts on “No-Sew ’70s Housecoat to Dress Refashion”
Another darling winner. The zipper was a front zipper to begin with.
this one looks great backwards!!!
If you ever feel like refashioning this already totally cute refashion, you could chop off the sleeves, turn the zipper to the back again to take advantage of the turtleneck (or refashion the neckline to make it wider and lower, more of a funnel neck), take in the sides for a slimmer (and beltless) mod A-line dress, and rock it with those same boots….
Do you find that these housecoats have bust darts in them? I would think that would feel weird to have the extra fabric on your back. I love refashioning vintage clothes though. I feel like they were made so much better.
So cute on you! You look like a psychedelic pixie;
Verrry cute! Love the color!
Nicely done. Since you said jersey does not fray, I admire how you were able to cut such a straight line at the hem. Sleeves can always be cuffed, but not a hem.
Nice tights and boots too. They match the dress perfectly!
You are awesome !!!!
Love your blog !!
Love it, especially the ease of it! Excuse me while I go raid the housecoats at Goodwill…
Once again – absolutely amazing!
Amazing, as always! A very imaginative idea to turn it around. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for the inspiration.
What a transformation! So cute. Wish I were that little.
This is ADORABLE! You did such an amazing job with such a 70’s housecoat!
Total kit kitridge dress!!! I love it.
You are so inspiring. I look forward to everything you do. I am 67 years old and had a stroke 10 years ago. I used to be a seamstress and now can’t sew so good. When I see what you do I am so proud of you.
Super cute and I have to tell you that I did my first ever refashion today inspired by your blog! I was going through my closet to get rid of clothes I don’t wear and stumbled upon a shirt that I’ve only worn a couple of times. I loved the fabric, pattern, and the shape of most of it, but being a broad shouldered gal, the fluttery sleeves did me no favors. I don’t sew AT. ALL. (it’s on my “learn someday” list) Anyway, I realized that this particular top had raw edges left all over the place so it must not fray. I grabbed the scissors, chopped off those sleeves and made it a cute sleeveless number that’s infinitely more flattering on me! Thanks for the inspiration!
Awesome! Sew happy for you! 🙂
TOTES ADORBS! I love it!!!
Love this find. Ps. You’ve inspired me to only thrift and refashion in 2015.*
*shoes, socks, underwear, bras are exempt and may be purchased NEW as needed.
LOL! I LOVE your blog! I can’t sew a stitch…but you always make me think I could! Luv u…and your quirky fashion sense!
“The Epicurean Explorer”
Really nifty! Be sure to save it for St. Patricks Day,
How did you and Erin become friends? She seems like such a fun girl always ready to hang out! Plus of course cute dress!
A wonderful low key refashion.. looking forward to the holiday one you alluded to!
Love it. Can’t believe how easily you turned the turtleneck into a collar, amazing and lovely look!
You are so clever ! I love seeing all the outfits you come up with.
Love it! But as a child of the 60’s whose mother wore a few of those housecoats, I think the zipper goes in the front anyways. 🙂 Love what you to see the housecoats refashioned!!!!
You are so amazing! The vision you have for repurposing clothing is inspirational. Thanks for sharing your gift!
This refash is fantastic … reminds me of Jane Jetson – maybe it’s that funky collar :o) And I think emerald could become your new teal,
WOW! Really cute.
Adorable as usual…..you’re creative mind holds no boundaries!
I LOOOOOVE it!! You are so crafty!
That dress is Rockin’!!! And the color looks fabulous on you…best refashion yet!
J adore , félicitations de France!!
Marvelous color on you, dahling! Well done, as always.
What a cool outfit!
I love it! But I don’t understand how is it a new sew refash! Don’t you need to sew the hem and the sleeves?
Jersey doesn’t need to Be hemmed. It doesn’t fray!
You are amazing. You’ve given me some inspiration to tackle some of my pre-weight loss clothes.
This transformation was or is absolutely awesome!!!!!
This is soooo cute. I love it and with the tights/boots, rrrrrr!!