The following is a reprint of the very first post I ever made on The Frugal Girl. For some reason, when I moved my posts to my current server, the pictures for this post went missing, and I’ve been meaning to fix that. A small handful of you may have seen this post before, but it will probably be new to the vast majority of you, seeing as I only had about 40 hits a day back then(and I thought 40 was a lot! lol)
My daughter and I both had a pair of khaki pants that had some pretty darn near irreparable damage done to the knees…more than I was willing to mend, at least! A while back, I found a link to a site with a how-to on turning jeans into a skirt, and I figured that it could be done with khakis too. And, it can! Yay! I didn’t follow the directions exactly…I modified them so that my front seam is just straight. I hemmed my daughter’s skirt, and on mine, I’m trying a frayed hem. This picture was taken right after I made the skirt, and since then, the hem has frayed nicely.
I’m pretty pleased with the results. It wasn’t terribly hard or time-consuming to do, and it cost almost nothing. All I had to buy was a spool of khaki-colored thread, which will come in handy over time for sewing buttons(or maybe modifying more khaki pants!).
Oh, and my grandma(like many grandmas, I assume!) was a very frugal lady, having lived through the Depression. She’s now gone, but I often think that she’d be thrilled to see the frugal things that I do, and that’s the reason for the title of this post.