Pretty much, I just want to say, "I love making things!" I usually don't succeed, and then I am disappointed... but still... I get a certain kind of joy that is difficult to explain when I have made something that I like, it is different than when you buy something you like. The fun is in the process... in making some really not-so-great stuff, and then finally triumphing.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

not-so-cute jeans to FABULOUS Skirt!!!

A few weeks ago I decided to google how to make a denim skirt out of old jeans. There were A MILLION results- with a million ways, all cute and easy, to do it. Pretty much I just cut the jeans about how long I wanted my skirt. Then I ripped out the crotch seam, and pinned it together. I filled the gap in between the legs towards the bottom with fabric from the legs I'd cut off already.
I sewed it together, and hemmed it using thread the matched the original stitching.
The tricky part was folding over the crotch area, especially in the back so there wasn't a cook-a-loo bulge...
Anyway... I'd do some things different next time... but this was SOOOOOOOOOO easy, and totally fast... maybe like an hours work? AND... you know how expensive denim skirts are- this cost me about $1.oo for the thread, (as I had these jeans already, and they looked hideous on me). Hooray for repurposing!


  1. SO fun! And I love the blurry/in focus picture :0) By the way, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your list of things to create. WOW! You inspire me with all of your ideas. If only you lived in Provo and we could work on projects TOGETHER!!

  2. Holy moley, that is super cute! I definitely want to try it seeing as how I've wanted a denim skirt forever and they're super expensive, and I have tons of jeans that are all torn up at the bottom. Where did you find the tutorial?

  3. Fabulous! Love how you just worked it together yourself. You are a true artist!

  4. Very nice crafty lady! You're truly an inspiration.

  5. YAY! I'm so inspired. That's it... to my closet I go...