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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!

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants by @modmodesty  DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants by Earthbound

What you will need:
-Maxi skirt
-Pins
-Measuring tape
-Scissors
-Sewing machine*

*Note: with a little more time and patience, this DIY can easily be done by hand with a basic needle and thread.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 1:
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.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants  DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 2:
Pin down the center of your skirt, making sure to keep the line completely straight.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 3:
Carefully cut along the length of the pins.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 4:
Turn inside out and pin down both sides of the pant legs.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 5:
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.

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants  DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants

Step 6:
Rock your new pants and brag to everyone that YOU MADE THEM!

DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants  DIY Skirt to Palazzo Pants


Comments:

  1. George   Jan 02, 2014 at 06:36 AM
    Thanks, I'd wondered how to do that
  2. Laura   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.
  3. keekee   Feb 08, 2014 at 12:21 AM
    This is such a wonderful idea!!! I am going to try this too.
  4. Angela   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!

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