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« on: October 22, 2004 03:18:28 PM »

Hi girls,

Here is a super-easy project for beginning fashion designers! 

Just cut off a pair of jeans below the zipper in front and the pockets in back.  Zigzag along the raw edge to secure.   Cut the leg pieces into strips and seam them side by side.  Then pleat the strips and pin them to the bottom of the cut off skirt.  You can make the strip as wide or as narrow as you like.  Just eyeball the pleats - pin as you go.  You'll notice that mine are definitely not perfect!  Then stitch the pleated strip to the bottom of the skirt part and you are done.  I washed this one a couple of times.  Try it!

« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2004 04:41:20 PM »

that is very cute ive made a couple of those using different fabric at the bottom instead of jeans too. Howd u git that frayed look??
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2004 05:39:36 PM »

Thanks so much for your comment!  The jeans were just shredded from wear.  The fringe at the bottom is from washing.  If you leave a raw edge at the bottom of the pleated skirt, it will fringe in the wash.  Take care.

« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2004 05:54:25 PM »

iT'S REALLY CUTE...  I'd like to try doing something but mixing insome bandana fabric or sometinh for  alil color...   
I like your pleats & I love that you don;t have to iron them!

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2004 08:38:54 PM »

oohhh i want one! ill make one right now!

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2004 03:36:10 PM »

That's awesome!  And your blog is full of cool things you made!!  Kiss  I hope to be like you someday.  I'm one of those girl who dreams of becoming a fashion designer.
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2004 03:38:09 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2004 06:46:48 AM »

Very cute , your blog is great too, I too am in love with my ruffler, ok I am in a love triangle with my ruffler my serger and my rotary cutter.

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2004 12:58:23 PM »

very nice Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2004 11:43:45 AM »

Nice! I love it!

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