Refashion: M&S Maxi to Slouchy Harem Pants

Before our house move (and the temporary loss of sewing facilities) a couple of weeks ago I had time to squeeze in a few projects. One was this refashion of a thrifted maxi into some so so comfy (read “worn to death whilst chilling at home”) slouchy harem pants. Difficult to tell from the picture but the skirt comprised of central jersey panels with the side panels made from a kind of textured crepe with utility style slouchy pockets….

You can kinda see the panelling and seaming in this photo

This could not have been simpler really! I marked out new inseams and a curved “dropped crotch” seam with pins…I completely eyeballed this…

Then I cut out the excess leaving a little allowance for serging…

…and…er…serged basically. That was it.

These are sooooo comfy for lounging around in at home, and were lovely to wear dressed up a bit more on an evening out during our trip to Malta, back in August. So much so that I used these as a base to draft a similar pair from scratch. Deets on that coming soon!


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  1. DressUpNotDown September 9, 2014

    Next time I’m out thrifting, I will keep my eyes open for a good maxi to copy this with! Thanks soooooo much for sharing. :o)


  2. JELLIBEEN September 10, 2014

    OO I like! I have two maxi skirts witch I would love to turn into colouttes, you have inspired me! Thanks love your blog!

  3. JustSew Jenna September 11, 2014

    Brilliant! So clever!

  4. Claire October 11, 2014

    Awesome shots 🙂 I think you should share your photos on, too 🙂


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