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Happy new skirt (from sad old pants)

Added Mar 15, 2009

by solv

Oslo, Norway






The “ingredients” for this skirt were:
a pair of old grey wool pants, a pair of old brown, shiny pants and a skirt bought on sale, with a terrible fit but with great patterns/colours.

I cut the pant legs open at both vertical seams alongside the legs. In order to avoid a very tight fit, I added triangular pieces of cloth from the two other pieces of clothing. I lined the triangular pieces of shiny, brown pant-material with material from the colourful skirt.




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    Mar 21, 2009, 04.03 AMby gray

    What a great skirt!! Loving it!

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    Mar 16, 2009, 03.52 PMby solv

    Thanks for all your nice comments! Laurie1962, about the how-to: I would be glad to do a new, similar creation when I get the time, and be sure to take some photographs and add a little explanation, if you want to! I should add, though, that I might need a how-to on how to make a how-to… :-) I’m not familiar with making them, and I don’t know if I would be able to make a good one, since my problem while sewing is that I’m not very systematical. Just “going with the flow” and trying things out…

    -Solv (since recently a huge fan of Razumikhina)

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    Mar 16, 2009, 01.31 PMby gloriteri

    Oh Solv you have to watch the site of an russian stylist: his name is Razumikhina… she did lots of skirts similar to your… lok at the models of summer 2008: very nice idea!

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    Mar 16, 2009, 07.18 AMby cicaktoes

    I love upcycling!! Very cute way of taking old pants to skirt! I have a men’s trousers to dress project that I need to upload. Love your version.

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    Mar 15, 2009, 11.42 PMby saraharion

    Great creation! Love this idea. I make skirts from pants too and have never made one like this. Just love it!

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    Mar 15, 2009, 12.40 PMby fairytale-thirteen


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    Mar 15, 2009, 09.34 AMby amandamargaret

    very cute! i love upcylcing project! this is very bohemian…i love it! great job!

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    Mar 15, 2009, 09.11 AMby nehmah

    I like the look of this skirt, very much. I’ve not been too happy with jeans-to-skirt set-ups. Even though they are a fine use of denim, the lumps where all the seams cross, looks and feels uncomfortable. Your version has removed much of the problem. Cordially, Nehmah

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