Is it a skirt? Is it shorts? Or is it both? Have you ever heard of culottes? (Yes, I had to look up how to spell that!) A lady at church asked me if I could make her some denim culottes. I was skeptical that I could do it, but I'm happy to say it was successful!
Here it is all stretched out. It's meant to look like a skirt, but it's actually shorts. Below is a bad picture of the original pair of culottes. And below that is what I made the new pair out of, 2 denim skirts from Goodwill. I thought I'd have to take apart the old pair, but I was able to stretch it out and trace it. It's actually 4 identical pieces of fabric, sewn just like a pair of pants would be. Then I made a pleat in the front and back and then finished the elastic waistband. A warning if you try it: before you put in the elastic, it looks like it's made for someone twice your size! I was really worried about it, but once the elastic was in, it looked great!
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