i apologize for silly pictures
okay, i know it's been done. but here's my go at it...
ugly capris i never wore:
cut a few inches below the zipper but ABOVE the crotch...
it should look like this now...
if you fancy, you could wear it like that with some neon leggings or something...
but i decided to continue...
try a few different lengths to see how short you want it
cut open the pant leg and fold it over..
cut the length you chose [a little longer for room to sew.]
now decide whether you like the inside out or the outside out...
i chose inside out because i thought it looked nice.
i hand sew everything so i don't really know how to go about this on a machine. it only took about an hour even hand sewn so i imagine it wouldn't take long at all on a machine...
to sew a pleat:
fold a bit over [either way works, over or under..i prefer over.]
then sew over that
once you have one piece sewn on, turn it rightside out and see if you like the way your pleats are turning out.
i, indeed, liked mine
now continue to cut and sew the pant legs to the edge of the skirt...
don't forget to sew each pant leg to the ones next to it!
once you have half done, try it on and see if you like it. is it the right length? did a pleat get funky on you?
i enjoyed it half done and pranced around the house with it half done over my jeans for quite some time...
keep sewing the last pieces on!
[i tried it on when the third piece was sewn on too.]
it should look like this after the third piece is sewn on:
keep sewing and don't forget to pleat every now and then!
excuse the "I'm a little teapot pose"...
with the belt i reconstructed:
to do that...
i somehow managed to lose the belt buckle a while ago. found matching [sort of] ribbon and sewed it on.. tie it and voila!
i had an old shirt i never wore [it was so huge and i didn't feel like refitting it]
i cut off the sleeves and put them on my legs.
try to cut the top of the sleeves straight, if you like.
then you can add some ruching. i didn't yet, but i probably will later.
i'd love your feedback! [i hope the pictures work! thanks to kossmicgirl for the photo help!]