Sunday, May 2, 2010

pants to a skirt

I have been having a blast making these cute little skirts. First cut off the pants just above the knee.
Second, cut the inseam all the way, and next you will make about a 2: cut up the back and front of the pants, cut as close to the seam as possible.

Where you made the cut in the croch you will over lap them and pin. Yes it looks a little wierd, but that is when the appliqueing comes in. take a small piece of the pant leg that you have left and pin it in the open space, back and front, then sew then into place. I am sorry I forgot to take a picture of that part.

when everything is stitched you can cut the bottom of the skirt to make it evevn and the right length.
You can hem it, you can add a ruffle. or my favorite.... APPLIQUE. I will have a tutorial up for that by wednesday.
If you make one let me know so I can feature a picture of it here on my blog.


Emily said...

And she strikes again!! :)

Great job!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I did this for my daughter a couple of Halloween's ago. Great tut!

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Sachiko said...

You did such a nice job on this! Thank you for coming over to my link party!

Dee said...

how cute - looks like we both have been recycling jeans. visiting from "sew much ado"

Room to Inspire said...

Great tutorial! I will have to try this will some of my daughters jeans she has grown out of. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!


Rachel said...

Great idea!! I'm always looking for fun way to refashion clothes. I'm going to have to try this out.

Mama Lusco said...

Love these and I finally made a skirt using your tute. Thank you! Linked to you here:

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