Besides, I was feeling a bit rebellious after reading about the senior citizens who adore Allison Dailey clothes. I'm not there quite yet!
Plan B: make a skirt out of them.
Step One: pick and cut them open, all the way.
Sew the side seams.
Iron and sew a hem.
Re-position the button, to make the waist fit better.
(I ran the front and back seams through the sewing machine again, after taking the photo--they still needed a little adjusting.)