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Recently, someone over at Prairie Homemaker posted a link to instructions for how to turn a pair of jeans into a skirt. I had seen instructions before that added a panel in the front and back, but these instructions included directions to add panels to the sides as well.
It’s been so long since I’ve worn jeans that I asked on Freecycle for some clothes, hoping someone would have some jeans they’d be willing to part with. Thankfully, there was someone, and we picked up a bag of jeans from her on the way home from my doctor appointment Monday evening. All three pairs of jeans fit me, so I picked the pair that was the most comfortable to start with.
After that, I searched through my stash of old clothes, looking for something denim that I could cut into that would hopefully match the jeans. I found an old jumper that never fit right and was never flattering, and started cutting.
I am SO pleased with how it turned out. I love denim skirts, but haven’t been able to find one that would work for me right now. The skirts I’ve been wearing have been the same ones that I wear to church. With going into the chicken coop and the goats’ pen, I always worried that I would ruin a good skirt.
This is the result. I absolutely love it!
You can see the skirt tutorial here. It’s very detailed. It took me a while with the first panel, trying to figure out how the seams would lay, but it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. It was pretty involved, and took me a lot longer than I anticipated – about six hours start to finish. Then again, that six hours includes doing laundry and making breakfast and getting coloring stuff out for S and letting him “help” me and making lunch and. . .
I can definitely see me making more jeans into skirts. Khakis would be nice too. . .the possibilities are limitless!