My favorite pair of brown corduroy pants were too worn out to be pants anymore. Holes were developing, and the wale had rubbed away in several places.
But it they weren't too worn out to be a skirt!
It took me a couple of tries to put the pieces together in a way that wasn't obvious that the now skirt was once a upon a time a pair of pants. However, I wasn't paying attention and cut off part of the back pockets.
I found a couple pairs of jeans at the dump, and I made this skirt for my sister:
The jeans came with purple marker stains, but I'm going to put an applique over them.
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without".
It astonishes me what people throw out!