I have this pair of jeans I bought on the clearance rack of a thrift store. And although they were dirt cheap, once I got home and tried them on I realized they were not doing me any favors.
So, what did I do?
Got out my Ginghers of course.
First I chopped off the legs at the knee
Then I cut the leg inseam.
The scrap fit perfectly for my middle panel.
The front needed a little something so I sewed in a detail
And because I thought it needed some femininity, I added ruffles to the back.
I would say it's my favorite new skirt. And for $1.75 plus 30 minutes I think it won't be the last pair of pants I cut up.
TRY IT! I would love to see your own results. This is a perfect solution for turning your little girls outgrown pants into some summer fun.