12.2.15

I made that | jeans to skirt

For the history of forever, I've had old jeans and the the curiosity that kills cats. Today I'm answering the age old question: can you make a jean skirt from jeans that doesn't look insanely weird?

Pinterest was unhelpful, so I began this daunting (and very heroic, if I say so myself) task of meticulously ripping out seams and pinning. and stitching. and pinning. and stitching.

The mismatched panels I added for the bottom layer and the back were an eyesore. So I dumped the whole skirt in bleach. It. . .was an interesting color afterward, to say the least.

I didn't put a panel in the front - because the panels tend to lay weird. I just opened up the fly-zipper-thinger-ma-bob and sewed it straight down the middle. The sides hung weird, because I didn't match up the flare on the bottom to the original jean sides. I don't know what I did, but I sewed something, and it stopped looking like a paper bag. Sorta.

It's a little beat-up and bleached for my taste.
But here you have it folks: you can make skirts out of jeans!

5 comments

  1. That is sooo awesome! I wish I was that good as sewing! :) Great job!

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  2. Hey, you wore that today when I saw you at practice!!! I gotta tell you, it looked awesome!!!! ;D I'm not as creative as you.... at sewing stuff!!! Awesome job!!! :)

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  3. I don't usually care much for denim skirts, but this one is so cute! You're so talented, girl!

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  4. Yes! Thank you, Bethany! I've seriously had this question before but never went as far as to try it so it is awesome to see what a beautiful skirt you made!

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