DIY: Skirt to Palazzo Pant
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!
Jan 02, 2014 at 06:36 AM
Thanks, I'd wondered how to do that
Jan 11, 2014 at 09:01 PM
I love this idea! This is fantastic. Will be making my skirts into pants real soon. So cool.
Feb 08, 2014 at 12:21 AM
This is such a wonderful idea!!! I am going to try this too.
Feb 11, 2014 at 06:27 PM
I JUST STUMBLED INTO YOUR STORE AT SAN MARCOS OUTLET MALL. MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE! AS A PLUS SIZE LADY I WAS THRILLED THAT MY DAUGHTER AND I FOUND MATCHING PANTS THIS KINDA STYLE. I'VE HAD SEVERAL SKIRTS LIKE THESE OVER THE YEARS AND HAVE ALWAYS WANTED PANTS LIKE THESE AS THE SKIRTS ARE JUST TOO MUCH FOR MY BUILD BUT NOW I CAN MAKE SOMETHING THAT WILL WORK FOR ME!!! YEAH THANK YOU!
Dec 01, 2014 at 07:07 AM
I have quite a few skirts like these, I'm totally trying this out.
Dec 05, 2014 at 12:49 PM
This will be my next project
Mar 09, 2015 at 05:41 PM
Wow! I am completely thrilled and floored at this amazing look! Being a hefty single mother from Wilmington North Carolina, I have found it incredibly hard to spice up my wardrobe. I am used to wearing my children's blankets and sewing them together in order to squeeze into a nice casual attire. Now, I know I don't have to risk my children's warmth any longer as I am going to take this up as my next project. Thank you and God Bless you !
Martha Lee Becker
Mar 09, 2015 at 05:43 PM
Hi Marsha, so glad to hear it sparked your interest! Let us know how it turns out and good luck :)
Aug 26, 2015 at 01:50 AM
Love this idea! I have a long light denim flowing skirt...to big on me i wsnted to make a one peice romper with it
Oct 18, 2015 at 12:36 AM
love the idea, thanks
Jun 24, 2016 at 03:23 PM
Being a girl with a huge butt and thick thighs, but not a fan of skirts, palazzo pants are probably the most comfortable thing I've found to wear! Love this!
Jun 30, 2016 at 10:41 AM