I had a favorite pair of jeans. I mean- ooh- they were perfect! But then, after 6 good years they got a hole in the knee. They just don't make 'em like they used to.
I thought I was looking pretty Abecrombie, but the kids I nanny for told me it wasn't working so I decided to try my hand at repurpose-ing my faves into a skirt.
I looked online, and found some good advice. I used a combo of my own lazy alterations and directions from here. Check it out.
I will give you an abbreviated version on my blog just for fun.
- Cut your pants at the desired length. Obviously I cut mine just above my hole.
- Then rip out the seam in the inside of the leg. This might take awhile. It took me a long time. Also, rip out the seams up to the zipper and midway up the behind.
- Then pin the seams together in the front, so it is straight. You will most likely have to trim some off the front to make it even.
- Then pin the skirt in the back. I left mine with a little slit in the back so I could move freely. (And maybe to be a little scandalous . . .)
- Then sew! Make sure you are using strong thread and a stronger needle. Or not. But watch out for breaking needles!
- Then trim off the extra on the inside.
- Next, I noticed that due to my scandalous slit, I had a very uneven skirt in the back. I debated whether to measure it or just eyeball it while cutting. I knew that I needed to leave it a little longer in the back to leave room for, umm, you know, my rear, but I didn't know how much room it would need. In the end, I just went at it and left a few centimeters.
- Finally, I trimmed the bottom edge of my skirt to prevent it from fraying until it was truly risque.
- And Tada! My new favorite skirt!