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