Even after designing clothes for many years, my favorite way to design is with a pair of scissors in hand. Find a pair of pants that have gotten too short and cut them off to make a pair of shorts. Anybody remember the blue jean skirts made from an pair of jeans cut open and stitched with an inset of denim or another fabric? The whole idea is making something new with what you already have. Before you rush to the store to buy a new pair of capris, see if you have a pair of pants that could use a makeover. Here is a fun video from Threadbanger, a network dedicated to “refashionizing” and keeping old clothes out of our landfill.