I ruined a pair of pants this past New Year's Eve by stumbling over a curb on the street (and this was before the drinking had even started!) and landing on my knee.
Rather than giving the pants up for lost, I took the opportunity to fill a hole in my wardrobe by turning them into a pair of shorts.
Because the pockets were so odd and long, I ended up cutting the shorts into a pretty funky shape and gluing down some of the hems.
Read about how that went (and the inevitable oopsie, plus my struggles with pinking shears) on my blog!