From Pants to Shorts to a Skirt; an Upcycled Story

Monday, September 12, 2011

So I bought my husband a pair of khaki pants for Christmas
He proceeded to tear the leg like the 3rd time he wore them
I put them away in my "to fix"pile
Okay it took me 8 months but I finally got around to turning them into these

It took me ten minutes to cut the pants legs off below the tear
a quick hem and my hubby gained some new shorts.

I was all set to pack up my machine for the night
when I realized I still had the two legs that I had cut off.

The fabric was really nice and I hated to just throw it away.
After much thought I realized that they could become a skirt for the Bean!
First I ripped open the inseam of each cut off leg

I then cut the legs down the the length I wanted the skirt to be
plus 1 1/2" for the turn back at the waist.

I joined the two legs together
Folded the top back a 1/4" then 1 1/4 to create the casing for a 1" elastic waistband.
I made two patch pockets from the remaining scraps

A cute new skirt for free
Gotta love that!


saraH said...

First time on your blog and I'm so impressed, this is genius! I will definitely be using this tutorial in the future, thank you so much!

Lynne said...

Cute! Great idea! I love a great neutral coloured piece for a girl!

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