Thursday, December 9, 2010

From Pants to skirt

I have seen these type of skirts made from pants a lot lately.  I thought I would give it a try and make one.  It was not really that hard but it did take some work getting it figured out.  Modest long skirts can be hard to find sometimes.  I thought maybe I would make some of these for my daughter for play skirts. This was my first try at it.  It turned out fairly well.

9 comments:

TMichelle said...

I'd love to see a picture of it on someone. I've seen skirts like this in how-to shots but I am not sure I know how it looks on someone.

Sarah said...

how exactly did you do it? cut the pant legs open and then make an insert? is that all there is to it? I think it's cute!

Mrs. Stam said...

wow great job, I love it!

Mrs. Q said...

Oh this is so neat! So funny I have been brainstorming ways to turn my daughter's pants into skirts because they don't like wearing pants and I was thinking of doing something very much like this! I just am not very experienced with sewing so didn't know if I could pull it off. I was hoping I could do it with some scrap fabric to fill in the places in the pants to make skirts.

lisaplus5 said...

this is so cute! i want to encourage more skirt wearing with my 12 year old but we are having trouble finding cute inexpensive modest skirts... this would be a fun project that would fit the criteria!!

Beautifully Veiled said...

Very, Very CUTE!!! I have a friend that used to make those all the time waaayyyy back in the 70's. I love yours with the homespun fabric!!
Blessings,
Linda

p.s. I'm working on getting you that pattern info!!!

Sophia said...

I'm at my mother's house, and she wants to make skirts from some capris she got really cheap. We really like yours because it doesn't have that overlapping crotch flap in the front (which we both think looks a bit awkward). Would you be able to share how you did that?

J & A said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

It would be so much easier to show you than to tell you. I basicly took the flap part and turned it toward the inside and then sewed it straight. Then I filled in the center. I know what you mean though I don't really care for the flap.

DANA said...

Hello! I was browsing around to find some great new people to join my linky parties, and I am now your newest follower! I once had a 70s party and I used a similar technique to create bellbottomS! I would love for you to come join in and don't forget to enter my $250 giveaway while you are there!
DANA
http://danajeanward.blogspot.com

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