I have a skort that I found at a thrift shop. It's comfy and fits well and it's cute. I love it. So when I was thinking of refashioning a pair of sweats I no longer wore, I decided they were a great candidate for new skorts.
These purple sweats shrunk to high-waters the very first time I washed them and were just taking up space in my drawers.
I marked them where I wanted the shorts to end and planned on using the leg portions to make the skirt overlay.
I cut the legs off, cut open the leg fabric, and found an old tank to harvest for side insets.
I cut as wide of a rectangle as I could from the back of the tank, then cut that rectangle in half lengthwise so I ended up with two long rectangles about 6 inches wide.
I also decided to use part of the tank top front to add some pockets!
I placed the right sides of pocket and inset together, stitched across the bottom edge of the pocket and flipped the pocket right side up
I hemmed the shorts section by folding the hem where I had marked it, sewing 1" from the folded edge using a narrow zigzag, then trimming off the excess fabric to the stitch line.
I also stitched at the bottom edge to keep it all laying flat.
I placed the skirt rights sides together with the shorts and the skirt hem flipped up. I wanted the top seam to be just under the existing waistband seam. I tried to mark the line I was aiming for in white so it was easier to see.
Pin all around waistband and stitch with the narrow zigzag.
I finished the hem with a serged edge and stretched it some as I sewed to give a little bit of a wave to the edge.
I'm pretty pleased with this and I know I'll be wearing this skort way more frequently than I did those sweats.
I'll be showing it off tomorrow at a birthday party.
Until next time, take care and be excellent to each other! ~; }