I got rid of a lot of my 'goth' stuff as the years went by but I hung onto this pair of white pants and a pair of black/green ones plus my trenchcoat. The thing is, goth stuff is EXPENSIVE - especially for a kid who was used to spending $1 on a thrift store tee shirt. But my grandmother faithfully took me to Hot Topic for the holidays and let me pick out a handful of things. I'm sure cringing all the while.
Now that I've set the stage for what is a deceptively historical pair of pants - I was stupidly browsing pinterest. I don't keep up an account, but I will browse through the front page or friend's boards once in awhile, occasionally finding great ideas. I saw a pin of a girl who had made a skirt out of men's pants. Well, the poor Hubs has his closet raided enough by me, but I knew I had these pants in the closet, unworn almost three years.
They still were a huge part of my clothing influence, but weighed a ton and had so much fabric I couldn't stand to wear them as 'real clothes' - Solution: Make a skirt!
FYI it's really hard to take a picture of your own butt. If I didn't want this pants-turned-skirt so bad, I wouldn't have done this - but omg I am super thrilled with the result. I wish I was better at finishing, but that's one of those things that you learn with time.
Goth clothes always have great details like chains and D-rings. Massive pockets and grommets. I really hate sewing something this big, but the makeover was a success! I promise to give it a wear this week and get better photos.
Additionally I had a lot of pieces leftover from the bottom of the legs. I gave the four zippers to my MIL, but cut out the skull appliqués from the backs of the legs. I may find a way to use them as patches or may do a giveaway with them. I took some of the detailing and sewed it to this tunic blouse that I thrifted over the summer. It's been too hot for long sleeves, but I imagine this will get worn very soon. I love the hard edge it gives this otherwise floaty soft top.