A couple Winters ago, I talked about turning my Summer dresses into fun, colorful nightgowns for Winter. I so adore the look of Summer colors and prints in the dead of Winter. But also...
Reducing the chance of overspending each season on new clothing by repurposing my clothes is a fun challenge -
not to mention it's rewarding when I've found another fabulous way to wear something thus giving it longevity in my Tiny Closet.
This Summer however, I didn't buy any new summer dresses but I decided to take a couple of old beach sarongs and make them into pajamas for Fall and Winter.
The first sarong I made into pajama pants. These pants are a bit more tailored than your average pjs. With a high waist and darts for my backside,
I designed pants to be fit for running out for coffee - not just for bedtime. Still, they're primarily meant for lounging at home.
Just lounging cutely.
lace bustier: Free People / pants: The Tiny Closet
I made the second sarong into a short kaftan for bed.
I designed it to be regal and a bit sexy, foolishly having my husband in mind when making it. When I asked him what he thought, the words "muumuu" and "mom" came up in the same sentence and I realized I was nowhere near to hitting the nail on the head in terms of attracting a male in this thing. I suppose it's something perhaps only women appreciate.
Oh well... I love it, so I guess I'll wear it for me!
kaftan: The Tiny Closet / earrings: Cinema
So these cozy colorful pieces are sure to be a staple in the loungewear section of my wardrobe. The soft, lightness of the sarong material is perfect for bedtime clothing, it's a shame I didn't buy more sarongs during the summer. Maybe I will go out and buy one more just because making and wearing them is just so addicting!