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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2010 01:15:40 PM »

Great job!   Grin
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« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2010 03:42:32 PM »

Perfect for summer days!
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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2010 06:47:08 PM »

The reason the "experts" say it can't be done is because it can't be done very well with a skirt of your own that actually fits you. You need a bunch of extra fabric for the crotch area or the pants will be very tight across the bum and pull into folds across the front. Not to mention ride up your crotch, not comfy. You *can* do it with a skirt that's too big for you, just like making a denim skirt from a pair of jeans, those have to be loose to work out well too.
Do up the tute if you have the time and inclination, this is not an impossible sewing craft and I know I'm not the only one who sees skirts & wishes they were pants Smiley.

Of course it would be easier to work with a bigger skirt, but where's the fun in that? ;-P For this pair, I used a skirt that fit me well, and lined my "pattern" up to the middle of the skirt. Then I opened the side seams and added a triangle of fabric on either side.

Depending on the skirt I find, the tutorial will either be based on a skirt that fits, or one that's a few sizes larger. We'll see!
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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2010 03:55:21 AM »

Looks great! I know it is possible, I made my second pair of bottoms from a long skirt. It doesnt look as good as yours but I can wear it at home. Will like to see your tut!
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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2010 05:02:20 AM »

I love pants like these and they are so pretty. Would love to know how to make them!
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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2010 05:13:30 AM »

Those are genius! I'd love to see how you made them! Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2010 06:02:54 AM »

I would love to see a tut on this if you have the time. Please.  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2010 10:06:29 AM »

sillly "experts", anything can be made into anything if you think hard enough and try hard enough.  I love those pants.  I'm with SMLounsbury, I'd be in "danger" with those pants on with my hubby near by...  LOL

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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2010 10:22:07 AM »

Wow I love these!
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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2010 12:30:22 PM »

Would love to see how these are made.  I'm always in the market for some comfy pants...loves me some comfy pants.
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