It is hard for me to let go of sewing projects, even those I deem wadders, even those that aspire to be no more than wearable muslins.
Take the West End Pants from The Sewing Workshop (TSW). Straight-legged pants that were hugely wide and cropped. Not a good look on me. But it does have cute pockets.
Now I needed a skirt for an upcoming sewing group challenge. So I took it apart, except for the side seams, to preserve the cute pockets. I removed the crotch and some of the width in order to create a simple column with four vertical seams.
Next I put the waistband back on, following the instructions for the TNT Urban Pants from TSW, also. Unlike the West Pants, the Urban pants have a nice flat front that is created by stitching down the elastic right over the tummy without any gathers. All the gathers in the elastic fall over the sides and back.
The Urban Pants also have a front vent on the pants legs that I've always liked. So I used those instructions to create a similar vent in the back of my skirt. I used a favorite dime button, added a little sashiko, and I call it done.
I think I'm going to like it as a skirt.