After seeing the Thread Banger's Baby Doll's Sucker Punch Box Pleat Skirt With Yoke tutorial http://www.youtube.com/user/ThreadBanger#p/a/u/1/MzebksedZAo
I decided to give this a go. I saw Sucker Punch and loved the wardrobes of each of the characters. So I had a pair of gray pants that was too small for me and couldn't think of what to do with this. Saw the tutorial and decided why not.
I deconstructed the pants to see how much material I could use
Usually you want to just box pleat (fold & iron) the fabric until you have enough, and then some, to go around you. However, since the scraps I was working with were already cut to a certain length, I had to improvise. From each side of each leg, I cut out 9 9"x9" squares (1 & 1/2 legs back & front) and folded/ironed flat the 2"s on 2 sides of the squares, giving me a folded 4"x9" rectangle. Then, using the rest of the pant leg, I cut 9 4"x9" rectangles. So with the cut 4"x9" rectangles laying between and underneath each folded 4"x9" rectangle, I stitched all the ends together. I hemmed one side, to be the bottom, and ran a straight stitch on top to hold the pleats together. The rest of the pants I used for the yoke. I didn't use any zippers or actual closure but that's my choice. Below is the result: