I got these lovely high waisted plaid trousers with turn ups as part of a wool suit for £3. I did consider just using the existing waist of the trousers, but I find wool itchy against my skin. Instead I unpicked them and managed to squeeze out a straight skirt utilising the existing front zip fastening and pockets.
I cut a curved waistband on the cross for added interest, and to be able to get it out of the remaining fabric.
I had recently been given some pure silk satin off cuts by local designers Stella and Alf they have a no waste policy for their fabric off-cuts, and where they can’t transform them into other pieces or their recycled notebook covers, they shred up a large amount of the waste, and sew into strips to use for ribbon to use on their packaging. Do take a look at their Collection.
This made a luxurious lining (even if it did require an extra seam or two).
I finished it off with a button fastening at the front.
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