Palazzo pants feature a versatile style. The look of her long, loose, and wide legs often comes and goes in the fashion world. These pants are usually made with light, airy fabrics, such as crepe and jersey for the hot summer months. Follow this fashion trend and make your own palazzo pants from long, limp skirts.
Part 1 of 4: Gathering the Ingredients
Step 1. Look for any ankle-length skirt from your closet
If you no longer wear it regularly, then this skirt is ideal for your project.
Step 2. Visit a flea store if you can't find a limp skirt in your wardrobe
You can usually get a slightly outdated crepe or jersey skirt for $5-$10 (approx. Consider choosing two to three skirts so you have a few options that are currently popular.
Step 3. Buy a maxi skirt
These long skirts are classic in style. Inexpensive versions can be purchased at major stores such as Walmart and Target.
Step 4. Prepare the thread on your sewing machine in a color that matches the material of the skirt
Step 5. Spread your maxi skirt on a large, flat table
You will need plenty of room to measure and hold this skirt.
Part 2 of 4: Measuring a Skirt
Step 1. Try on the skirt
Find out how the waist mounts. Decide whether the skirt is low, medium, or high.
Step 2. Find some comfortable pants with the same waist seat position
Measure from the center of the crotch to the bottom on the inside of the leg until you reach the hem. Write down the results of these measurements.
Step 3. Measure from the top of the waist line down on the same pants
Record the results of these measurements. This is a good way to make sure that your inseam is the right length.
Step 4. Measure from the bottom hem of the skirt to the top to find the inseam length
Insert the pin at this location.
Step 5. Measure from the bottom of the waist circumference to find the second measurement result
Insert a straight pin at this point. If there are discrepancies, decide whether you should add a little extra space or not.
It's better to leave some extra room and tighten the inseam later than to cut it too close to the crotch and make you feel uncomfortable
Step 6. Measure the width of the skirt at the top, middle and bottom of the skirt
Mark right in the middle of the skirt with a straight pin. You will be cutting off the legs at this point.
Step 7. Connect the dots between the inseam and the bottom hem
Insert the pin face down along the centerline of the skirt.
Part 3 of 4: Cutting Her Skirt
Step 1. Take sharp fabric scissors
Cut along the line you just marked with the needle. Try to follow the lines as accurately as possible.
Step 2. Turn the skirt over
Bring the right foot together at the cutting point of the fabric. Use a pin to join the two layers of fabric along the inseam.
Step 3. Repeat this process for the left leg
Keep the pants upside down so you can sew them.
Part 4 of 4: Sewing Palazzo Pants
Step 1. Start at the bottom inside the hem of one leg
Sew the inside of these legs with 1.5 inches (3.75 cm) of seam space and closely spaced stitch patterns. Don't forget to sew upside down at first.
Step 2. Continue along the leg
When you reach the crotch, sew this entire curve upside down a few times.
Step 3. Move down to the other leg in one continuous stitch
When you reach the very bottom, sew upside down inside the hem.
Step 4. Turn your pants over
Give it a try - your pants should be done!
- Check periodically to make sure you're not collecting extra layers of fabric in your stitches. Weak skirts and pants are usually easy to fold at inopportune times during the sewing process.
- You can always reduce the width of your pants. Turn it over and measure two inches (5 cm) from the center inseam. Put the pin back in this location along the inseam and repeat for the other leg. Then, sew in the same way you did the first time to get a slimmer silhouette.
- Consider doing this project in reverse to turn palazzo pants into a maxi skirt. You will need a saddle to remove your hem.