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« on: March 02, 2015 09:42:59 AM »

Hi all!

Last weekend I tried something new. I've been seeing a lot of stuff on Pinterest where people are taking long skirts and turning them into pants. So I decided to give it a try!



I found this skirt at the thrift store for a mere $2.50:



I folded it in half and laid an existing pajama pant on top:



Then I cut away just the crotch part and cut a straight line up the center of the skirt, both front and back:



Then I sewed up the crotch and the inseams.

IT WAS SO EASY Y'ALL!!



There are some more details and pictures of the process on my blog, but I really wanted to show this off to my favorite refashion friends here. Cheesy
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Taramor
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015 12:47:38 PM »

What a fun pair of pants! Are they comfy, too?
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015 02:38:03 PM »

SO COMFY. I actually slept in them one night. I love them!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015 10:21:13 PM »

That is amazingly simple. It looks like you didn't even have to redo the waist elastic.
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jazzminh
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015 08:05:30 AM »

I am so going to do this! Thanks for sharing.
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Mannon2
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015 08:28:31 AM »

awesome refashion!   now I have to start looking for a long skirt in my local thrift shops - if I could be so lucky to find one this cool, I'll have to try this!
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015 09:13:45 AM »

@elderflower - If the waist elastic fits, there's no need to redo it at all. In my case though it was slightly too big, so I took that into account when I was narrowing the pants legs - I just took that seam straight up through the elastic casing and they fit like a dream now!

@jazzminh and Mannon2 - Do it!! I was afraid of pants at first but I kinda already knew how they get put together, and it was really simple! And it has a GREAT outcome. Smiley

What I really wanted to do was add a little bit of elastic around the ankle of the pants, but since the skirt itself started off at mid-calf, it ended up just looking weird and too bunchy - like Hammer pants. So, you know, if you're going for that, that's a good way to do it!
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WeeFreeRhie
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015 06:12:11 PM »

What a cute idea! Those look fabulous. I could see them with a tank top or a casual sweater or heels and a pretty top. So awesome.
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