Monday, March 16, 2015
... I will try to start posting more of the Pins I try. I hate that I love Pinterest so much. haha I don't dare get on there sometimes, time will vanish. This jean skirt haunted me until I tried it. (just like the hot glue gun molds on a previous post.) I've had some pin fails for sure and today I'm using the word "nailed" loosely. The next one, however, is nailed for sure. I
have had a big bag of jeans/pants ready to donate but I was at the thrift with the kids a few weeks ago and these jeans were only $2. I liked the flat pockets so I thought I would use them to practice on this skirt I had Pinned . When you click on the picture for the Pin there are no instructions just a picture to go by. The blog is Moda e Dicas de Costura, Fatima has lots of super cute refashion/upcycled clothes ideas, which I love.
But I'm all in. Chalk, Scissors, Machines at ready. Thinking how hard could it be?, usually with me end in a mess. Surprisingly not that hard! It goes together pretty well. I used white chalk to draw my lines on and I actually folded the pants in half & cut all layers at once.
(Be careful if you have different pockets & pocket placement on the back)
Next time I will round out the point on the outside of the leg more. It's a little tricky navigating around that point & easing in the ruffle. I will do a little better sewing the back together with the weird inseam leftover too. That took a little time to figure that out. The picture above is before I completely serged it - the seams are nicely serged now. On this one I didn't bother sewing a flat felled seam (jean seam) to attach the ruffles. I thought it might be too thick, but now I don't think so & I may try it. The front is short, but wearable if you like short skirts. It's falls mid-thigh. Below it is modeled with a purple gypsy-ish slip skirt underneath. Some additional layers in the front would make it more modest. I didn't take a picture of the back. boo. The back is just as cute. I just left all the edges serged but they could be hemmed. As it turns out, I don't like the pockets that much but it was $2 of fun! How cute this would be to do to little girls jeans.
After that skirt turning out better than expected, I decided to use a pair out of the donate bag to make this one...
... but 2 of us couldn't figure it out! and it looks easier than the 1st one. If you do, let me know! That pair of pants is still in pieces. I want to try this one next. I may even wear this design...a little embroidery on the longer side...we'll see...
... that bag full of pants to donate may be skirts instead!
Create a great day!