Snagged a brand new pair of Chico's trousers at the Goodwill $3 sale a few months ago. They were too big and long, but nice fabric, so they went onto the "think about it for a while" shelf.
Finally, I decided to convert them to a skirt - my preferred garment.
First step was to cut the bottom of the legs off to above knee-length. I sewed straight down from the bottom of the fly and the bottom of the "bottom", then cut off the excess. I wanted to keep the zip pockets, so to size the skirt down, I cut through either side of centre front and centre back.. After pinning to fit, I sewed the panels together, and topstitched.
To add length, and some contrast, I used the bottom of a previous skirt re-fashion.
Added a couple of buttons from the stash....done! Full post here