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