Hi Everyone! I made this skirt this weekend (please don't look to close the sewing is horrible) out of my boyfriend's old jeans and 2 tee shirts. Thank god he's somewhat slim, so his jeans just fit my hips. Gotta love that. Here is the finished product. I LOVE the ruffles.
Here was the process:
Took his old jeans
cut the waistband off
laid the waistband on top off an old tee to measure
cut the tee up to be a kinda skirt
sew the cut up tee into a tube
sew the tube into the waistband and ta-da! a skirt....almost
cut your jean legs into strips (length-wise for longer strips)
pin on your first ruffle
I realised I needed more fabric for ruffles so I used a couple of shirts
I found that using an ironing board for pinning on the ruffles was easier, and that way I didn't pin both sides together
here's me sewing it. I found that it was easier sewing with the ruffles facing that way (duh, but did I mention this is my first project with my sewing machine)
so here's where I was unsure what to do. I didn't have enough to do ruffles all the way up the back. Maybe a couple more rows. And I wasn't sure if I wanted ruffles all the way up. So I sewed on this flap.
So here's the finished product once again
AAAaaand the back.
This is where I need your guys opinion. What do you think (other than needing to re-sew it so it lays better). I saved the back pockets and was thinking of adding one or maybe both. But my boyfriend said it looked wierd with the pockets. I asked another opinion and was told to add one more row of ruffles so it matches the front. What do you guys think? I really love it except the back which I'm unsure about. I know you guys always have great insight. I have scraps left of all the materials. Any suggestions/ comments/ criticism would be appreciated. Thanks for looking!