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Pants Refashion

Added Jun 24, 2010

by feldmantcat

Nashua, New Hamp...

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Description

I had these pants I bought at the Gap outlet about 9 years ago. I loved the fabric, which was some sort of stretch cotton with a cute paisley print. But the pants were too big and weren’t that flattering. I thought about trying to alter them to fit better, but the waist was too high and the crotch too baggy – no amount of pinning would result in anything that looked good. So I went to plan b: refashion into a skirt. I used a seam ripper to open the seams of the pant legs and crotch seam. I had to remove the waist band at the center back to take in the CB seam and remove excess fabric. I also had to fiddle with the seam below the front fly to make it not pucker. After that I sewed the side seams up and graded them in to create a tapered pencil skirt fit. When I basted those seams up I didn’t do the bottom 3" and I liked how it created a little inverted pleat, so I kept it like that and pressed the pleat. I also left the CB seam open at the bottom for a walking slit. Finally, I just did a simply turned up hem (didn’t bother with a blind hem as the stitching blends in to the print).

Material Notes

Old pair of Gap pants that had never been worn.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Classic, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Blends

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  • Missing

    Jul 11, 2010, 07.32 PMby ann-marie-1

    If you say that ones have bin some pants I have to believe you, because no one can tell.

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    Jun 24, 2010, 05.23 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    great job! Looks like it was born that way! :)

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