Mini Trousers to Skirt Refashion


While at the Sewing Summit Thrift hop, Carrie came across these adorable pants and suggested I get them for Penelope. It was a no brainer. Especially at a whopping $3.

They were about 3 sizes too big to keep as pants, so I made them into a skirt. And I did this in about 20 minutes from start to finish.

Aren’t these little details just adorable? I love the paper bag detailing on the sides and those little pockets.

I love those little embroidered flowers.

It fits her just above the knee when it’s at belly button height, which is really fortunate because I just eyeballed the length.
Doing this on your own takes very little time. Jen summed up the easy steps on her latest refashion swap tutorial. If the trousers are the right fit in the waist, it takes just one snip, two seams and a little bit of hemming. Seriously, you don’t really need to know how to use a sewing machine for something like this. It’s just straight lines.


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    1. phil says:

      cool :-)

    2. Stacy says:

      What a cutie :) Great job!

    3. Erin R. says:

      So cute. I like them even better as a skirt. I think that I could even attempt that one if I found pants with similar detail.

    4. David Preston says:

      Very cute redo. I attempted this type of thing for a niece a while back. Not great result. Gonna have to give it another whirl. :)

    5. elfinity says:

      Wow, amazing job! I would have never thought of doing something like that. The pants were adorable, but you really made them perfect by converting them!
      And the model looks cute as a button!

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