Imagine the ugliest pants you have ever seen. I found some at the thrift store for 25 cents the other day- they were that ugly. 😛 Once I got over the fact that a man probably actually wore them sometime, I saw that the plaid actually wasn’t that bad.
So I made a skirt from it. They were a size 32.
Definitely not the most flattering skirt I have, but for 25 cents and 2 hours, I’d say it’s worth it! Plus I love the colors for summer.
I just cut off the bottom 16″ of the pant legs, opened one seam of each up, sewed them so there were four panels, did some shaping of the top, put in a zipper, cut off the waistband (preserving the beltloops), and then made the remaining fabric into a ruffle. I sewed the ruffle to the bottom of the panels and then sewed the waistband over that seam, reattaching the beltloops. Suuuuper simple!
Have a lovely day!