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How to refashion your non fitting trousers into fabulous Nautical Pencil Skirt!
I've created this pencil skirt by refashioning a pair of trousers that were not fitting right. The fabric was stripy and had a bit of stretch in it which I thought would work well for a pencil skirt. I would think that any trousers with a bit of stretch in them would be suitable for a similar project.

Posted by Jezek from Oxford, England, United Kingdom • Published See Jezek's 20 projects »
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  • How to make a pencil skirt. Nautical Stripey Pencil Skirt Refashion  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Here is a picture of the original trousers. They had a cool nautical/sailor feel to them – but I think they had more potential as a skirt.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Nautical Stripey Pencil Skirt Refashion  - Step 2
    Step 2

    I’ve cut off the legs – these will be used for the body of the skirt. Now I’m also left with nautical shorts – I will keep them for another future project – perhaps another skirt?

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Nautical Stripey Pencil Skirt Refashion  - Step 3
    Step 3

    I’ve cut the trousers legs open – I’ve cut right next to the seam (and cut the seam off). So now I’m left with two rectangles of fabrics – each piece has a seam (the other seam) running thought it, which works well because the seams help to keep the shape of the skirt.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Nautical Stripey Pencil Skirt Refashion  - Step 4
    Step 4

    I've sewn the pieces together (inside out) and tried it on.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Nautical Stripey Pencil Skirt Refashion  - Step 5
    Step 5

    It was too big, so I’ve pinned it to fit my size. I’ve curved it slightly around the hips, to make is fit better.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Nautical Stripey Pencil Skirt Refashion  - Step 6
    Step 6

    As the fabric had a stretch in it I’ve used elastic for the waistband.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Nautical Stripey Pencil Skirt Refashion  - Step 7
    Step 7

    I’ve had some stretchy navy blue lace, which I used to decorate the bottom of the skirt.

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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
I wish I had seen this yesterday! Saw an awesome stretchy pair of jeans in an amazing print. They would have been perfect for this as they were too small in the waist.... only $5. (Le Sigh!) I won't make that mistake again. Thanks!
Jezek
Jezek · Oxford, England, GB · 22 projects
Oh no! I hate when that happens ... that is why I always buy anything that looks usable Happy
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