Wednesday, October 8, 2008

JeAnS to SkiRT

Ok, so I have been busy with a new obsession. Making old jeans into a skirt. I've been wanting to do this for a while, since I have several pairs of jeans that just aren't working for me as jeans anymore. So I decided to try making something new. I love to tweak clothes and, in a sense, make them "mine". Here are the results....

This was actually my second skirt, I went to a thrift store and purchased a pair of jeans that I liked for around $7. This one had cute pink stitching on the pockets and was a good denim color. I love the raw edge and how it frays at the bottom.


The second skirt (actually my first attempt), I didn't love as a skirt as much. I cut it too short, and just wasn't crazy about the darker denim so then I thought.... hmmmmm I have all this fabric I won from
and the Botique Cafe give away (still thrilled to death I won!)... why not use some of my niece Chelsea's applique techniques from Pink Fig Patterns and see if I like it any better...
I cut out all my pieces and layed them out like this.....

Sewed it up like this....

....added a ruffle

(to make it a better length for me like it should have been from the get-go)

And now I LOVE IT!

Can't wait to wear it with some cute brown boots and a cream sweater top!

Thanks Ladies for all of your contributions to my skirt!

See you in Houston!

7 comments:

Kaerlig said...

Wow Lucy, welcome back. I had almost given up on you. The skirts are very cute. Good job. Love how you added the fabric. I'm not so skilled at that sort of thing but I like seeing what others can do.

Love you, Kaer

The Drizzled Apple said...

I know it has been a while! Life just is a bit hectic right now. I'm actually getting ready for quilt market with Chelsea and Lila and have been working on designs to take and show around. It is my second collection of designs and I went more for boys this time. I hope to have better luck. But, even if it doesn't stick, I love designing! It is such a great outlet for me and I feel like I'm back doing what I love. Design, sewing, creating.... what can I say, it runs in the blood! You have more of it in you than you'ld like to think, I think..;)

Some days are diamonds, some days are stones said...

That is sooo cute. When are you going to houston?

Shanna said...

You are too cool Lucy! I am always in awe of sewing talent and a little bit jealous, but not enough to get into myself, ha!

Kass Martin said...

I too love the skirt. I need one with the ruffles and flowers added. Too cute. Good luck at market with the new designs. You know I think your last one rocked. It was great. As will this next one be too.

The Drizzled Apple said...

Kass, thanks for the vote of support hun! And Shanna, girl, I can't claim sewing talent as one of my top gifts.... I do love to do it, but I'm far from talented. So I can relate. Thanks for stopping by!;)

Chelsea said...

Such a cute skirt Lucy!!!