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Day 19: Silk Cargo Pants to Skirt Refashion

Day 20: Croch-hey! top
Day 18: Wine not? How to Dye White Jeans

Remember capri pants and how they never really worked for us shorties?

silk cargo pants to skirt refashion before
Not the best look for the vertically challenged. 😛

These silk ones are wonderfully comfy, but not the best choice for me.  It’s hard to see it in the pic, but there’s this weird elastic around the legs that’s awkwardly stretched out and looks odd on me.

I set out to turn these pants into  a swell skirt!

First, I unpicked the inseam all the way up through the crotch of the pants.

seam ripper undoing seam
Pick…Pick…Pick…

Next, I put the pants on my dress form inside-out, and pinned the newly-formed gaps together…making sure the skirt draped properly.

pinned skirt on dress form
Near…
skirt on dress form
…and far!

I ran both sides through my machine, and then cut off the excess material.

I left a slit in the back, so I wouldn’t have to walk like Morticia Addams.  🙂

Check it out!

silk cargo pants to skirt refashion after
A Svelte Skirt!

I shouldn’t play favorites, but I love love LOVE this skirt!

back view of skirt
Try to ignore the bruises on my bum elbow. :/
silk cargo pants to skirt refashion after 2
It really is quite cute!

While walking to lunch on Main Street, I passed S&S Art Supply I was immediately drawn in by these amazing hats!

jillian in front of hats
I think I’ve found my winter hat!

When I got back to my office, I hopped online to discover the artist, Christine Cannon.  She recently had her solo debut at S&S.  I’m sad I missed it!  You should definitely poke around her online portfolio, and if you live near Columbia, swing by S&S to check out her work in person!

Cheers!

refashionista Silk Cargo Pants to Skirt Refashion before and after
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