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« on: October 16, 2006 08:27:22 PM »

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!

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006 10:24:45 PM »

Really cute!  I say go mad with the ruffles.  Ruffle up the whole bum, up to where the denim begins.  It'll look like those cute little ruffly things baby girls wear under skirts.  Then wear it with something edgy--tough-girl boots, a leather jacket, fishnet stockings...  Update with the finished product!
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006 10:49:35 PM »

I agree with above.
Ruffle up the back, almost like a bustle!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006 11:36:37 PM »

those ruffles look great! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2006 06:33:47 AM »

Definately more ruffles! I love that skirt.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2006 07:19:08 AM »

If you don't go with more ruffles (by the way i like the fact that the ruffles are not even - i think this is the best) cover the back with some more jeans material instead of that t-shirt fabric - i think it will look much better  Wink All in all - good job!
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2006 01:21:03 PM »

I gotta see if I have enough materials for ruffles all the way up.  I'm not sure I do.  Embarrassed  (I'm at work).  We'll see... I'll definitelty post an update when I re-do it.  The more I look at the back, the more I dislike it.  Now its driving me crazy. grrrrr.... Angry Anyways, thanks for your comments!
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2006 01:38:54 PM »

this is adorable but definitely ruffle about the back! that would be cute!

and great job for a first time with a machine. I STILL cant get the hang of those buggers  Roll Eyes Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2006 03:33:06 PM »

I love it! Definitely ruffles up the back.  Great job! i love the way the colors go together.

« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2006 05:36:32 PM »

Cute! I'm with pisicandru, either more ruffles or another piece of denim for the back.


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