Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Finally Some Creating!

I have officially emerged from my non-crafting funk!

  Over the past month or so I have walked past these pants numerous times while shopping. 
My initial reaction was that I loved them, this surprised me since I usually stay FAR away from bold patterns.  

My second reaction was, "Honestly, who can pull off floral pants?"

I tried them on a couple times, once in front of Taylor.  He laughed for a while and told me they were hideous. So I threw them back on the clearance rack and for good reason... do you see how wide those beasts made my hips look?! And can you say, mom butt?? 

Then, about a week ago, the price dropped drastically and I knew I had to have them.  

I knew some sort of alteration was needed.  If I was 100 lbs and had toothpicks for legs I might have tried to pull them off as pants, but since I have the birthing hips of a rhino I knew I needed to revamp the design.  

Skirts are easy and they are a perfect way to dress up my work attire during the summer.  I can never have enough!  

I was surprised at how much material I had to take in.  I ended up making the skirt slightly constricting around the knee area, next time I will add a a slit.

Don't think I am crazy, but I went and bought a second pair of these today!!  I get so caught up in my projects.  I know now that I have done it once I can do it about twenty times better the second time.  Plus they were so cheap! 

Any suggestions for round two??


  1. Very cute. Maybe this will inspire me to get out of my craft funk.

  2. Oh my goodness! I can see why you fell in love with those pants! Those colors are amazing!! They speak to me. I absolutely love the skirt decision! Your genius is showing.

  3. Have fun with the second pair--fun idea. I think it's awesome you can make the skirt the length you want this way. And no I can't say that word! : D

  4. Birthing hips of a rhino...awesome.
    That may be the best thing I have ever read on any blog.
    The skirt looks way better. Good job.

  5. BTW: You look so cute in it!

  6. Wow! You are creative! I am impressed! Love, Grandma Stewart

    Your blogs are interesting to read and it is fun to see what you have been doing!

  7. I already told you this on IG, but I LOVE this project! You rocked it big time. And birthing hips of a rhino? Shut your mouth, you at least have a figure! Maybe I will go to Anthropologie today and get some of these to copy... don't hate!

  8. 2nd pair idea: Make the same thing and give it to me! You look awesome- great idea.

  9. I call the 3rd pair! and... has anyone mentioned those calves!? boom chica wow wow!

  10. Thanks for all the comments! You all made me blush :)