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!
What you will need:
*Note: with a little more time and patience, this DIY can easily be done by hand with a basic needle and thread.
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.
Pin down the center of your skirt, making sure to keep the line completely straight.
Carefully cut along the length of the pins.
Turn inside out and pin down both sides of the pant legs.
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.
Rock your new pants and brag to everyone that YOU MADE THEM!