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« on: September 18, 2009 02:06:11 PM »

The first skirt is a bit different. Instead of using the top of the jeans, I cut off the legs and flipped them upside down. The hem of the pant legs is the waistband of the skirt. For a closure, I used a long zipper in the back that unzips the entire skirt. The patch on the front is from a tank top I loved that got stained.

front:


back: (the zipper is centered on the back, I'm just standing sideways)



This second pair of jeans seems to have had an interesting life. It's a brand from the 80s, was at some point bleached to white since inside the seams the denim was dark, tie dyed by my friend, then finally turned into a skirt by me. It's the usual recon, but I love how it looks with the tie dye so I thought I would share.

The front:


back:


Sorry no before pictures because I get too excited and just start cutting Cheesy. They were both men's jeans. The second pair was typical 80s shaped, wide at the top getting skinnier, and the first was the loose kind that hang off your butt.

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industrioushead
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009 02:30:19 PM »

Great idea for the standard jeans skirt! I love the tee addition too.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009 08:57:57 PM »

I never thought of using them hems as the top, but that zipper looks pretty hot!!

Plus, tie-dye ANYTHING = teh awesomeness

(PS  I haven't seen that much candy in one place since Hulla 18 lol <3)
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009 10:06:01 PM »

Thank you both!

haha I love my kandi, but it gets so heavy to wear.
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009 06:11:43 AM »

The first skirt is my favorite! I have a love of jean skirts, I may have to make a skirt like yours. You did a great job on them. Thanks for sharing! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2009 07:52:32 AM »

Wow, just wow. Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2009 12:21:37 PM »

distracting1: I love jean skirts too. You should make one!

Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2009 09:00:01 PM »

I L.O.V.E. the first one.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2009 06:29:08 PM »

I like that tee-shirt patch on the first skirt--good save. I like seeing jeans-to-skirt recons that are a bit different.
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2009 07:41:38 PM »

Thanks!
I hated that it got stained, so I'm glad I thought of a way to use it.
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