Quick Fix: Pants to Capris!

quick pants update


We love this quick project Meg shared! She links to her full tutorial in the post. This is a great idea to update last year’s cute pants that your kids have grown out of — but they can still wear them as capris in the warm fall months! Check it out!

Quick fixes: another fast pants update at Meggipeg

DIY boys monster jeans

DIY boys monster jeans


What little boy wouldn’t love his hole-y jeans refashioned into monster jeans or even aliens! There are two options – the SEW version and the NO SEW version! Just a few simple supplies and those jeans just might become his favorite! Read now or PIN for later!

DIY boys monster patch jeans from Brassy Apple

Adult to Kids’ Pants Upcycle

adult to kids pants refashion

If you find a unique pair of women’s pants at Gap but they aren’t in the right size, what can you do with them? Why, turn them into a pair of children’s pants, of course! I love the stripes, tabs and waistband on these pants, and they are actually very whimsical looking and perfect for kids. If you have an existing pair of pants to use as a template, you’re good to go. Find out how to make these yourself below.

Adult-to-Kid Pants Refashion at This is Marzipan

Dumpy Trouser Refashion

trouser refashion

One of my favorite words is “dumpy.” Why? It just sounds funny, and it cracks me up. It is also a great word to describe these pants before they got the perfect makeover from Sophie. She took them in and now they look like a million bucks. I love that they can be worn with cute loafers and flats. Learn more at the link below.

Trouser Refashion at Sisters 4 Say More is More

Turn Old Pants Into Shorts

white pants to shorts refashion

This is a refashion that I really could have used lately – I just went and bought a bunch of shorts. Why did I do that? Especially when everyone knows that pants are just shorts with legs. My favorite part? The little bit of fabric peeking out from the cuffs, because we hoarders all have a bunch of fabric, and this is the perfect use for it!

Dainty and White: Pants to Shorts at Sisters, Sisters

Refashion Jeans Into Pastel Skinny Jeans!!

Amanda had a nice pair of dark flared jeans … that she turned into on-trend, skinny pastel jeans. Learn how she did it … and how you can, too. Don’t throw away: refashion!

Pink Skinny Jeans {a refashion} at The Little Giggler

Turn a T-Shirt Into Comfy Lounge Pants

refashioned t-shirt to lounge pants

I’m one of “those lounge pants people.” If I can get away with it, I wear them all day – and if I can REALLY get away with it, I might even wear them to the grocery store! With shoes, of course. Haha! Being a lounge pants lover, I appreciate this refashion from Kristin. I have quite a few old t-shirts that might qualify, and maybe I could even patch them together to make adult pants. Either way, the children’s ones are cute. Visit her for the tutorial.

Refashion a T-Shirt Into Comfy Lounge Pants at Kojo Designs

Initial Pants From An Old Shirt

refashioned girls pants

We love things with our initials on them – doesn’t everyone? I love the idea of putting initials into a pair of girl’s pants to make her feel special, and Ashley did just that. She made these pants out of an old shirt, then added the letter “e” and some cutesy little ruffles. I’d imagine that these are perfect for lounging as well. Guess who needs these in an adult size?

Repurposing Girls Pants at Make It and Love It

Jeans Diaries: From Outdated to Totally Trendy


The latest trend in denim is wearing jeans with boots. But what if the jeans are frumpy-dumpy? Well, there is something that can be done – add a few darts, take in the legs . . . automatic skinny jeans! Stylish, trendy and ready for cute summer boots and a tank. Don’t be scared to tailor your denim. It’s not as hard as you think!

Outdated Denim Refashion at I Still Love You

Turn Trousers Into Vintage Style Shorts

refashioned scallop shorts

What do you do when you have a pair of business trousers, but you need a pair of shorts? Cut the legs off and add piping! Lilly was so industrious that she also hand sewed lace trim into the pockets and scallop. I love her style, and these would look so cute with a pair of wedges and a nautical tee. I think these would also be cute made with patterned pants as well, don’t you?

Shorts Refashion at The House of Mirth