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1  Big ugly tiered skirt recon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lcmiller461 on: September 09, 2006 02:07:11 PM
So I found this tiered skirt, a la 1980, at a garage sale for $1. 

It was too bunchy around the waist, too wide everywhere and too long.  So after some cutting, some rearranging and a zipper, here's what I ended up with:

(Don't mind the pooch in the front!)
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2  Bottoms Up! A different take on the jeans to skirt thingy in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lcmiller461 on: September 05, 2006 08:36:03 PM
Okay, so I've been wanting a jean skirt to wear to work, but I didn't want to pay $6 a yard for the denim and I didn't think my boss would go for the cut-offs that everyone has been posting, but when I saw this big pair of men's jeans at the thrift store I thought surely I could do something with them.  Right next to those jeans were a pair of ladies jeans in sort of a stretchy tan, although not as big.  I bought them both, took them home, ripped out the inseam and realized that upside down they formed the perfect a-line skirt!  So, this is what I came up with:
First, the before pic:

And the after:

Back view (that's smudges on my mirror, not dirt on the skirt.)  I left off the hem and just did a row of stitching around the bottom to let the hem fray a little.

Then tan pants were shorter, so I had to do that skirt a little different:

This one had to get a side zipper instead of the back.  I guess b/c the material was stretchy it gave me this funky dip right at the crotch.  Moving the zipper to the side fixed it--all I did was turn the skirt so the zipper lay across my hip.   Wink

So, tell me what you think.  I know they're a little on the plain side. 
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