Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jeans to Skirt

I have searched Kohl’s, Target and Walmart for a plain denim skirt for Katie to wear. I can’t find one anywhere! I remember seeing tutorials on how to turn a pair of jeans into a skirt (sometimes called a “skant”), so I decided to try my hand at this. I mostly referred to Hazelruthes’ tutorial, with a little more gleaned from Threadbanger’s tips here.

We started with a pair of jeans that are almost on the too-tight side of things, plus they had a hole in one knee. I figured I’d rather learn on a pair that would be okay to mess up instead of a  nicer pair that *might* get ruined on the first try.IMGP7717

Katie helped me rip seams (which she loved), then I pieced and pinned and sewed to get this:IMGP7720

I think it turned out pretty well, especially for my first try! And it didn’t take too long – I did it all during Jackson’s nap. I was going to sew a ribbon hem around the bottom (like I did with these jeans turned into shorts), but Katie wanted to leave it bare. However, she wanted to jazz it up a bit so I let her be creative with the Sharpies.IMGP7724

Here is the final version, which she is so excited about. I asked her to put the skirt on so I could take a photo, and she refuses to take it off and put her other clothes back on.IMGP7726a

Here’s the backside:IMGP7728

I can’t wait to try it again with some other jeans!


Gina said...

Not only do you make her the cutest skirt ever, you let her color on it (which btw, I think looks darling)? Coolest mom EVER.

JC's Loft said...

Oh that is awesome! I have to agree with're pretty cool : )



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