***Update: so, I did end up adding that zipper :) Hop on over here to check it out!
Soooo, who goes into the thrift store and comes out with some crazy plaid/tartan pants?
Well, for $2 on half-off day, I do! Don't they suit me?
Maybe a little big, but that simply means there is a lot of extra fabric to work with! So, after chopping off the legs, unpicking the crotch and waistband, pinning it to my shape/size and sewing everything thing (minus the legs and a few scraps) back together, I have myself a new skirt!
Those legs (minus 8-9 inches) got sewed together and along with a couple of brassy buttons and a piece from some thrifted suspenders, were transformed into a crazy cool cowl scarf that I can slip on over my head (well, it does muss my hair a bit but I'm not fussy).
AND there are still all those scraps left over...but I'll leave them for another day :). If you'd like to check out the tutorials for both, hop on over here.
Here's the final before and afters:
Hope you like these two!