After teaching loads of music classes, crawling around the floor with the kiddos in them, these pants were worn through at the knee.
So that is where they got the first chop, at the knee, after which, I split open the inner seams of the legs.
Pulling those inner seams together, right to left, instead of front to back, I marked a nice straight, center line with chalk, for a skirt seam.
After removing some of the excess fabric, and pinning along the line, I sewed her up. Then flipped over and treated the same on the other side.
In front of a mirror, I tried it on, and pinned it up and down several times before deciding on the desired length; then chopped once again. I went rather moderate, but can certainly shorten it further if I have a change of heart.
Finishing the bottom with an easy little hem was the final step...
... besides stepping back to admire my work.
And wearing it, of course! Is there anything more perfect for a beach mini-vaca than a little linen skirt? (Even if it is wrinkly again after a 4 hour car ride?)