I have another easy, peasie DIY.
One thrifted (yours could be new) maxi skirt.
1. Turn the skirt inside out
2. Spread it out on the floor
3. Draw a horizontal line across the bottom of the skirt and two vertical lines...just as I have done here
4. The right and left vertical lines represent where your legs will go
5. The horizontal line represents the drop in the pants
You can make the drop higher or lower.
It all depends on how low you want your hammer pants to hang.
They can hang at the knee, ankle or anywhere in between.
6. Next, stitch along the white line...hand sewing is fine with this project.
I would just suggest you go over your seam twice.
7. Next, (I don't have a photo of this step, sorry) go ahead and cut away all the excess fabric below the chalk line.
I rocked mine the other day...It was freezing. Where the heck is spring...
It's official, they are cute. A homeless guy in Manhattan told me so...he called them "genie" pants...so, I'm sure he knows his stuff...LOL>.
...I am now obsessed with finding ugly, printed maxi skirts to turn into hammer pants...they may become my summer statement piece.
On a diy scale from 1 to 10 this project is a 4. So...go ahead (I know you have an old maxi skirt in your closet) give it a try and let me know how it works out for you.