Saturday, February 4, 2012

Make a skirt from old pants! Here's how!!

So I saw an adorable skirt at Abercrombie, and of course it was $60, I could not pay that! So I made one today! I did buy some knit fabric and had some old lace at home. I made the base of the skirt from an old pair of pants. 
I have not wore them in years, they were very sheer. Here's how to make the skirt! 
Us a seam ripper and open up the crotch and part way down the legs. 

 Cut off the legs at the length you would like the skirt to be.
 Fold over the front and back seams and sew in place. You will cover this area up with ruffle later, you just need a sold base to start with, it doesn't need to be perfect.
 First I laid out the ruffles to see how I wanted it to be. I made all of the ruffles with my ruffler foot, but you could gather the fabric too to make ruffles.
 I started sewing the ruffles on from the bottom and worked my way up.
 Here it is! The pants had a fold over waist band, which was perfect to finish off the edge!!


Then I took an old pair of jeans and made a skirt form that as well. Then I added a small white ruffle to the bottom! 





 Now I have 2 fun new skirts that cost me almost nothing!!!

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