I've been searching Pinterest for tutorials and photos of jeans that have been refashioned into skirts. I bought two pair of jeans at the thrift store for Jassie. Too bad Grandma didn't notice they were skinny jeans so they didn't fit.
Last week I took the plunge and cut the legs off the jeans and also opened up the leg seams. I worked on the Levi's jeans this morning. I used the leg pieces to fill in the front and back of the skirt. I made the back of the skirt a tad bit longer. I did two rows of top stitching around the bottom of the skirt.
The second pair of jeans are by H&M. I cut them a little too short and rather than throw them out I decided to add a large ruffle to the bottom. This is the ruffle which was part of the thrift store curtains I made into a nightgown for her last summer. I haven't sewn the ruffle on yet. It's just pinned on. I'm thinking of adding ric rac as I sew the ruffle on.
Here is my inspiration piece. Okay, I decided to fold the upper part of the ruffle underneath the skirt to look more like the skirt I was trying to replicate and then I added the ric rac above. I like it. Hopefully, Jassie will like both skirts. And, most of all, I hope they both fit her!!!