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Topic: Pinstripe pants to skirt gone horribly, horribly wrong  (Read 9863 times)
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HalsSnuggles
« 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:

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/35355extrafabricresized.jpg


If ANYONE has ANY ideas at all about how to fix this massacre it would be GREATLY appreciated.
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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.
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frogsrock
« 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)
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sorchah
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005 07:11:47 AM »

wow...that's sad...try some sort of material the colour of the stripes...
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« 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.
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« 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.
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dangerouslady
« 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
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HardCandy
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2005 12:39:52 PM »

you could make it into a bag
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dangerouslady
« 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 »

hahahaaaaahaaaaahaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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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HalsSnuggles
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005 05:22:35 PM »

Well i haven't really done anything to the skirt yet. . . I just haven't had the time. On top of all that i did it again!! To a pair of cords. . . i thought i could make a skirt, i guess i thought wrong lol. I'm still trying to fix the cords but i might make the pinstripe pants into a bag although i'm very fond of the tulle idea because i've kinda become obsessed with petticoat type things. lol
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2005 05:52:19 PM »

LOL youre funny. i do the same things, once i sewed the legs of my pants together. Its a shame because your pants were really awesome, dont give up on them!! Adding tulle sounds really cool. good luck
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2010 07:56:11 AM »

lol, oh how many times have we all done this? Don't worry, I think it can be saved. I'm all with the pleats idea. I think it'd look really great with some pleats all around the bottom. If you can't get the same pinstripe (or maybe save the rest of the pants) go with a contrasting colour. It could be a blessing in disguise and you'll end up with an even awesomer (totally not a word) skirt. Good Luck, please update us with the finished project. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2010 01:23:52 PM »

i make things way too flipping short REGULARLY.
I've purchased a bunch of leggings.
Too short skirt plus leggings equals hot, and not TOO trashy Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2011 07:53:08 PM »

If you don't like wearing really really short skirts (I understand I'm the same way) Then perhaps you can add material underneath to make it a little longer.

Hope that made sense.
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012 01:45:59 AM »

Has anyone else suggested turning the leg parts that you cut off sideways and using them as a skirt extension?  You would pin them in folds at the front back, and sides, then press flat and sew.  I've done a couple like that and they come out pretty cute.  But really, you could also just add a little strip along the bottom, all you really need is like an in and you'd have a cute mini-pencil-skirt.  There's a lot you could do.
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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2012 07:25:13 PM »

I'm fairly new to sewing so I have made some hilarious mistakes too - I have to give you props for these photos!!!  hahaha sorry that happened I'm sure it was so frustrating.  But hopefully you can laugh about it now  Grin
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