Thursday, March 31, 2011

My New Jean Skirt

I have wanted a jean skirt for years. Seriously. But every time I find one that I like, it's much more than I'm willing to pay. Hence I have never bought one. But a few months ago my cousin shared with me a tutorial she found to turn your old jeans (you know that box full I have with holes in the knees) into a new skirt. I tried the tutorial out to make some skirts for my girls for Christmas here and they turned out super cute.

Well I finally got around to doing one for myself, just in time for spring! I am so excited. I left the bottom unhemmed so it will fray. Here's the front:
And the back:
I decided to leave the side inserts out because I kind of liked the nice shape it gave my hinny. Hehe

10 comments:

Stacey said...

I've got three such pairs of jeans sitting in my upcycle box waiting to do this. I've even gone as far as to cut the first pair. Your's looks great. Thanks for the inspiration. This project has just moved up my list.

WobiSobi said...

Looks awesome I love turning old things into new ones Great job!!

Melynda said...

Very cute! Love craft you. <3

Val said...

Super Cute Jes. Guess this means you'll have no need to borrow my jean skirts anymore.

The Rusty Bucket said...

I need to own more skirts but I'm totally with you about the cost factor. Great and easy idea. Thanks for sharing this!
-Bethanie

rita jean said...

ooo!!! Love your skirt. Might have to make one.....one of these days! :)

By the Bluegrass said...

Very cute! I love that you used what you already had, rather than buying new. Doing your part to save the planet. :) Will you leave the bottom as is or will you hem it?
xo,
Sena

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Jess-you did a super job! I too love jean skirts! and... I'm a use what I got kinda girl.
gail

My Garden of Eden said...

LOVE it!!! So...wanna make me one??? I wish I had your mad sewing talent!!

Thanks for linking up to What's in Your Garden!!


Abbi

AmieAnn said...

This is such a great idea~ I can't ever find a skirt in the length that I want.. this would be a perfect solution! I love it!
Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-34.html