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No one will believe you made this super cute skirt out of a pair of "old man" pants!
I've made a ton of these super cute ruffle skirts. They are really simple to make and the best part is that you'll be making them out of thrifted clothing. Just hit up the men's trouser section at your local thrift store and find the tackiest pair you can find. Don't worry, they won't be tacky for long!

Posted by Crafty Pirate from Chandler, Arizona, United States • Published See Crafty Pirate's 43 projects »
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  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Put the "Old Man Pants" on and mark with chalk where you'd like the bottom edge of the skirt to sit. Take the pants off and fold them in half as pictured and cut both legs off at the mark you made. Set the legs aside, you'll need them in a bit.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 2
    Step 2

    With a seam ripper, start to rip out the crotch seam where the four points intersect. Seam rip each inseam open and seam rip up to the bottom edge of the zipper flap. The inset photo shows you what your pants should look like when you get done seam ripping.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin the pockets closed, making sure that there is no puckering.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stitch the pockets shut.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the pants inside out. With pinking shears or regular scissors cut the pocket linings out of the pants. The inset shows you what the inside of the pants should look like when you complete this step.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the pants in half so that the outside leg seams of the pants are lined up and touching on the inside. From the upper rear seam, draw a line with chalk straight down to the hem of the skirt and then pin. From the bottom of the zipper flap, draw a line in chalk straight down to the hem of the skirt and pin.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now stitch along the lines you drew in step 6. This closes up the seams that you ripped out and now you have a skirt. Try the skirt on to see if you need to take more in. If so, take more in using the rear seam. Simply redraw the line and restitch. TIP: To make sure you don't get any seam bulges, find the original seam stitching and start your stitching from there.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 8
    Step 8

    With pinking shears or regular scissors, cut the excess fabric off the rear seam and the crotch seam. Turn the skirt right side out.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 9
    Step 9

    With a serger or zig zag stitch, finish the bottom edge of the skirt. Set the skirt aside.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Grab one pant leg and cut off the hem. Repeat with the other pant leg.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now measure 3 inches down from the top of the pant leg and mark with chalk. You will need to measure out four, 3 inch tall pieces. Cut. Repeat this step with the other pant leg. You should have eight, 3 inch tall pieces when you finish measuring and cutting.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now, seam rip one side seam of one of the 3 inch tall pieces. Repeat with the other seven pieces.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Pin four of the seam ripped 3 inch tall pieces together.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 14
    Step 14

    Stitch the 3 inch tall pieces together to create one long fabric strip.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 15
    Step 15

    With a serger or zig zag stitch, finish the top and bottom edge of the long strip of fabric.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 16
    Step 16

    Fold 1/4 inch of the top edge of the long fabric strip over to make a hem. Pin. Stitch. Repeat with the lower edge. Repeat with the second long fabric strip. These hemmed strips will become the ruffles of the skirt. Now lay your skirt out flat and measure the bottom edge. Take that measurement and times it by 2, then add 13 inches to it. This is how long your ruffle strips need to be. Measure the ruffle strips and cut them down to this measurement if needs be.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 17
    Step 17

    Once you've cut the ruffle strips down to the length you need them, with right sides together pin the ends together to make a circle. Stitch.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 18
    Step 18

    Find the seam you just sewed in step 17. Line that seam of the ruffle strip up with the rear center seam (making sure the wrong side of the ruffle strip is facing the right side of the skirt). Pin. Now, every 2 inches fold over half an inch and pin. Continue to pin until you reach the front of the skirt. This technique gathers the ruffle strip, making ruffles.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 19
    Step 19

    Stitch the bottom ruffle to the skirt, removing the pins as you sew.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 20
    Step 20

    Repeat step 18 with the second ruffle strip. Make sure the bottom edge of the top ruffle strip covers the top edge of the ruffle you just sewed on.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Rock 'N' Roll Ruffle Skirt  - Step 21
    Step 21

    Stitch the second ruffle to the skirt, removing the pins as you sew.

    Now you're done!

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Creativelyinclined
Creativelyinclined · , Texas, United States · 3 projects

love it! thanks for sharing with ;us!

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Creativelyinclined
Creativelyinclined · , Texas, United States · 3 projects

love it! thanks for sharing with ;us!

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