I had seen a similar idea in a book called Free Style Sewing. I had only looked at the picture and never read the instructions and returned the book, so I probably didn't do it right but I am happy with how they turned out. I cut the legs off 5 inches or so from the bottom and ripped the seams on the inside of the legs to the zipper. Stitched it back up as a skirt and added the bottom part of the legs on as ruffles in the front. Cute and girly but with an edge.
These were actually capris with ties at the bottom, same steps but just cut the bottoms off above the draw strings and reattached them as ruffles which worked out really well since I used the drawstring to make the ruffle, tied little bows and then attached the whole thing. there are two rows of ruffles, one leg bottom each. Not sure I am explaining it well, but long story short, I finished both in an hour and a half and it was fun too! Since I can wear them up at my waist a bit higher now that the inseam is gone, they fit way more comfy!
Other than doing a little sewing, I've been doing a little thrifting, but nothing too exciting. I did find a stunning vintage Vera nightie and robe set at a consignment shop. I was very excited until I realized that a pretty, dainty and sheer nightie just does not fit into my lifesyle at the moment since I generally have sticky little pancake hands clutching at me every morning. So, I put it up on ebay.