Have you ever visited Pam's blog Threading My Way? She did a guest post at House of Estrela where she made an adorable little skirt refashion. However, she made it with pleats instead of gathers!! I just had to try it out. I came across a pair of pants in our donate pile that would still fit one of my girls. I'm so happy I had some blue and purple ribbon to tie in the blue gingham to the purple pants fabric.
These pants don't have an adjustable waist and were just a tiny bit too big, so I made a matching belt to help cinch up the waist. I like the look. After the skirt was made, we went searching thru her clothes in hopes of a shirt to match. I think this shirt goes with it perfectly--we got lucky with that!
My daughter decided to go a little longer with this one.
I just love the pockets on these pants! You don't normally see a lot of pockets on skirts, so I think it makes it even more special!
The cost in making this was super cheap! The spool of ribbon was $1, the pants were handed down to me by another mother, and the blue gingham I've had in my stash for years. Even with the gingham it took less than a yard. You can get gingham on sale for very little cost. Maybe total cost for everything $3 - $4
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley