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Topic: The 1 hour ruffled jean mini. (Now with Tutorial)  (Read 16957 times)
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« on: February 06, 2005 06:13:48 PM »

Gotta love projects that only take an hour, don't ya? I know I do. The ruffle turned out a bit uneven, but, it adds to the whole... effect. Lol.

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OK Tutorial time!

1. Take a pair of jeans that still fits you around the waist/hips and fold them so the legs are on top of eachother.

2. Cut off the legs ABOVE THE CROTCH SEAM, but still about 1 1/2 - 2 inches from the zipper.

3. Cut both legs into 4 equal panels. (Long strips of denim)

4. Sew the 4 peices together along the short sides, but make sure you only sew 3 seams. (You want 1 open for the finnish.)

5. You can pin the ruffles in place, but I like the look of the random ones... so... Start sewing with the right sides of the denm together. (Keep skirt right side out) Make sure that when you begin sewing, you leave a little bit of the ruffle part unsewn, as this will make it easier to finnish.

6. Every so often, create a pleat in the botton piece of denim, and sew over it.

7. Keep going all the way around the skirt, stopping before you sew over the extra you left out earlier.

8. Cut off the excess ruffle material. (I had about a leg and a half left, but you can always add more pleats to have more ruffles.)

9. Put the 2 end pieces together, right sides facing, and sew straight down the short ends. (See why you left a bit of fabric at the start?)

I left mine with a frayed hem, but if you don't like that look, you can always hem the ruffle material before you sew it on.

I'm thinking about adding some embroidery to it, just to spice it up a bit. Or maybe I can make a denim flower to put on it... that might be cool.

I hope the tutorial was easy to understand. If I had another pair of jeans to cut up, I'd make one with pictures. But, I don't, and I'm hopeless with paint. If you need more instruction, just ask. I'll help.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2005 05:45:05 AM by HotCarl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2005 06:37:05 PM »

that looks almost exactly like a skirt i bought a few months ago. i got mine for about $12. of course that was after got a 15% dicount due to a broken snap on it. very professional looking. good job.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2005 07:03:53 PM »

Cute! <3 Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2005 07:05:26 PM »

adorable! i was looking to do something like that with an old pair of jeans...tutorial?
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2005 03:40:37 PM »

Wow. I really like that. I was about to do something exactly like that today. Weird.
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