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A skirt with flare!
Make a cute skirt out of an old pair of trousers.

Posted by Carissa B. from Dallas, Texas, United States • Published See Carissa B.'s 15 projects »
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  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Skirt Refashion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut off legs just below zipper.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Skirt Refashion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut legs into eight equally-sized rectangles - two from the front of each leg and two from the back.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Skirt Refashion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Join rectangles together into a large tube.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Skirt Refashion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Hem one edge. This will be the bottom of your skirt.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Skirt Refashion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Mark 1/5 inches on either side of each seam.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Skirt Refashion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold vertically at these markings and sew 1/8-inch from the fold.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Skirt Refashion - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bring together the two folds shown above to form a pleat. Sew 1/8-inch from the inside folds of the pleat as well. Repeat this at each seam to form eight pleats.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Skirt Refashion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Insert right-side-out pleated portion into inside-out waist portion. Pin in place, then sew around to secure.

  • How to sew a pleated skirt. Pleated Skirt Refashion - Step 9
    Step 9

    Top-stitch along this seam for a finished look.

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ThatInkdChick
ThatInkdChick · Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, FR · 11 projects
Lovely!!! Does it work with a pair or jeans, or does it have to be more supple fabric?
Carissa B.
Carissa B. · Dallas, Texas, US · 31 projects
I bet it would work with jeans too. These brown slacks were a cotton-blend twill, quite similar to denim.
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TK Rainy
TK Rainy · Kennewick, Washington, US · 19 projects
I make skirts like this all the time except ruffled ^^ I love them so much!
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