The last week, Anne has asked on several occasions for me to make her a jean skirt. I've been wearing my jean skirt a lot and she really wanted to be "samers."
Since she's been growing these days, her jeans fit in the waist, but not in the length. So, I recycled her high-waters into this skirt. Cost? $0. How's that for frugal? I'm thinking I'll probably do this to some of her other pants to make shorts and capris for summer. Look at me saving money left and right!
This is the front of the skirt. The project is simple, even for beginner sewers.
You essentially cut off the pant legs, rip out the inner seam between the legs, and then lay the fabric flat on top of each other. Then, you use a piece of material from the cut off pant leg to patch the small, triangular space that is left in the middle. Pin it all together, sew it up and then hem.
Anne's jeans had these cute designs on the back pockets, so I used one of my machine's decorative stitches to do the hem.
I attempted to photograph the entire process and create a tutorial, but my camera battery died in the middle of the project and I was too impatient to wait for it to recharge. Plus, I had a 3-year-old standing by all ready for her new skirt.
Maybe the description above is enough for you to replicate. Let's take a survey, if you are interested in making a skirt but want a proper tutorial of all the steps, leave a comment and if enough do, I'll create one.