DIY: Skirt to Palazzo Pants

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Here at Earthbound, we love the idea of repurposing. With a little inspiration from EB lover @modmodesty, we decided to put together a simple “how to” on turning an old skirt into a pair of funky Palazzo pants. So get those pins and scissors ready!

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants by @modmodesty  DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants by Earthbound

What you will need:
-Maxi skirt
-Pins
-Measuring tape
-Scissors
-Sewing machine*

*Note: with a little more time and patience, this DIY can easily be done by hand with a basic needle and thread.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 1:
Measure your inseam with a measuring tape, being sure to leave a little extra room at the crotch seam. Make sure you try the skirt on with your inseam pinned together. Adjust as necessary. Remember: you can always bring the seam up more to fit, but once you have cut too high you can’t go back.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants 

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 2:
Pin down the center of your skirt, making sure to keep the line completely straight.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 3:
Carefully cut along the length of the pins.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 4:
Turn inside out and pin down both sides of the pant legs.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 5:
Now you are ready to sew! Be sure to test drive your machine on a piece of scrap fabric to ensure all settings are correct. Sew up one pant leg, rounding at the crotch seam. Our fabric was quite thin, so we were sure to reinforce the crotch by backstitching a couple of times, then continuing down the other pant leg.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 6:
Rock your new pants and brag to everyone that YOU MADE THEM!

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

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