ReFashion - Pants into a Skirt

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I've done several blog posts on converting pants into a skirt.  I just converted another pair last night and I remembered to take pictures.  Here is my latest pants to shirt conversion.

I started out with this pair of pants.  They're a pair of pink paisley pants from Jones NY.


It's hard to see the color of the pants in these pictures.  Here's a close up of the fabric.


To convert pants into a skirt, start by cutting up the inseam,


across the crotch and down the other leg.


Next, fold the pants so that the waist band is even and legs are together.   You will notice that they swoop out where the butt used to be.


Cut off the fabric that swoops out.


There will be a smaller swoop in the front.



Remove excess fabric
Cut a the front of the skirt into a straight line.

Turn the skirt inside out and stitch up the front and back seams.  Hem to the desired length.





That's it!

PRO TIP:
For this skirt I started with a pair of pants that was 1 size too big.  I like the looser fitting skirt.  That way I don't need to add a slit or kick pleat.


SUPER PRO TIP:
You can use this technique to make lots of different kinds of skirts.  Anything from a pencil skirt, to a wide flows skirt.  It all depends on the kind of pants that you start with.  For detailed information on the various kinds of skirts you can make and how to solve common problems, click on the More tips for converting pants into a skirt link below.

My First Skirt into Pants Tutorial

More Tips for converting pants into a skirt.

All of my ReFashion projects are HERE!

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4 comments

  1. I'm a pretty experienced seamstress and this was the clearest, simplest explanation of this technique I've seen, thanks!

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  2. I'm a pretty experienced seamstress and this was the clearest, simplest explanation of this technique I've seen, thanks!

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  3. Kathy, love this! The skirt is adorable! Too bad my pants are getting tight...if they were getting loose, I'd be set! LOL xo

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