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Topic: Pinstripe pants to skirt gone horribly, horribly wrong  (Read 9877 times)
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« on: August 14, 2005 03:29:25 PM »

Well i had these great pinstripe pants but the lady i took them to hemmed them too short and well i just felt stupid wearing them. So i decided to make them into a skirt with a pleated bottom on this tutorial i saw. The tutorial said that i should cut off the skirt just below the zipper but my pants had these great pockets that i was in love with. So i tried to keep the pockets and the whole thing became a bloody mess.

So i started sewing on the pleats and after i sewed the second one on i realized how stupid this was so i gave up.

And the skirt is way way way too short now so i dont know what to do with it.

This is the front without the "pleats":

This is the back (my underwear hangs out if i dont pull it up so the skirt is obviously incredibly short):

Excuse the large amount of skin in the pics lol.

I have these pieces of fabric left and i have no problem buying other fabrics:


If ANYONE has ANY ideas at all about how to fix this massacre it would be GREATLY appreciated.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2011 10:59:08 AM by Aislynn - Reason: Edited to remove broken image links. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005 05:01:28 PM »

It'd be pretty easy to just attach something to the bottom- I'm thinking a red slip with a ring of black lace sewn around the bottom.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005 09:08:10 PM »

next time just cut um into shorts Wink (that is if theres pockets or something you want to keep)
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005 07:11:47 AM »

wow...that's sad...try some sort of material the colour of the stripes...
fruit loop
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005 08:10:51 AM »

how about creating a band of pleats to go around the bottom in a contrasting fabric. just make the pleats the sew them to the bottom of your skirt.
hope it helps.
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2005 12:40:28 PM »

How about adding a ruffle or flounce of black tulle?
Full enough to hide your underwear, anyway.
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2005 06:02:20 PM »

you could also sew the fabric to the bottom so that there are stripes going in different directions..maybe add some black ribbon trim where the bottom meets the top..make it funky.... Wink
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2005 12:39:52 PM »

you could make it into a bag
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2005 07:53:16 PM »

i like he bag idea..you could get a few of those fancy silky lady scarves from your local thrift shop to line it...perhaps a man's tie for a strap...this has lots of potential
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2005 10:50:25 PM »

i laughed ALOT when i saw your picture
i'm not making fun of you...i'm making fun of ME cause that's exactly what happened to me!
if i would have had a camera, i'm sure we'd look identical except i did it to jeans!
so were you able to save the "skirt"?
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