you're all so kind..
this is what i did for the.....
imagine you're making a pink satin tube. you would make it with a rectangle, and sew the long sides together, right sides together. but what i did was i cut the pink satin rectangle slightly wider than normal, and then cut the long sides .... oh screw this.
here's a picture:
as long as both red lines along the weird shape of fabric are the same length, you can sew them together and create 3-d-ness, or texture, etc. i put the seam against the skirt so you can't see it. then sewed it to the skirt in a bunched/crumpled way and stitched it on in zigzags. <hope that made some sense... any sense at all>
i cut the legs off right below the zipper. instead of seam ripping, i cut
the legs apart into four pieces so that each piece had the whole seam still attached, and some fabric. i can make a horrible drawing of this if needed, but it doesnt affect the actual pleating, so don't worry. i folded and pinned the leg pieces in an accordian manner, and sewed the folds along the edges. (this is so that i never have to iron, and the pleats stay as they are) and then sewed the pleats to the top part.pinkkittypiper
: these would be perfect to wear over pants because i never sewed the four leg panels together, so even though the four panels are overlapped, if i sit down, the pleats open up and its a bit scandalous