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« on: February 05, 2010 12:57:47 PM »

I got a new sewing machine last year and have kept meaning to use it.
My plan for this year is to use it  Cheesy
I had a pair of  jeans that I loved (finally wore them in after 4 years) but they were too big so when I saw all the other skirt recons I thought "awesome"
My other half was highly amused watching me hack into a pair of jeans at 6am  Cheesy
he loved taking pics of my bum even more though  Cheesy








I took the sides in and hacked off the crotch and bum bits to make it fit  Wink now to paint it (Im thinking of a phoenix? on the leg?)
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010 01:40:58 PM »

really cute!  I like how you cut the crotch out and sewed it together without...I don't know if you've seen some of those recon's that have the crotch still in the skirt?  you would never know it was once a pair of jeans!  really cute and makes me want to start cutting my own Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010 02:25:55 PM »

That turned out great Smiley Much better than the crotch skirts Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010 03:17:08 PM »

Thats really cool. How'd you do that? I have a bunch of jeans that are too big and they'd make perfect skirts.
Good job !
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010 03:35:00 PM »

Ive just finished the first coat of fabric paint for the phoenix


vikingmom I just took a seam ripper to the seams inside the legs to the crotch, cut the crotch to it would lie flat when the two front parts of the legs were stitched together. Cut the legs off to where I wanted the skirt to end and used one half cut into a triangle for the back piece  Wink sounds alot more complicated than it was  Cheesy very theraputic destroying "fat pants"  Cheesy
You could do the same with a pair that fit too, the ones that are too big you need to take in at the sides.
Ive got a shoe box full of denim scraps now  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010 07:34:20 PM »

thanx
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010 10:33:00 PM »

Well Im done. Just need to wait over night for it to dry, then I heat set it, wait 48 hours then heat set again  Roll Eyes

My other half thought it looked better in white and my mother had to be told that, yes, a phoenix is a bird...  Roll Eyes






as you can see I did try and blend it. Kind of

Im happy with it, thats the main thing. Now for it to hurry up and be ready for me to wear!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010 06:05:09 PM »

This is a great skirt!  I love how you cut off the crotch and butt line.  It's a nice change from all the other ones I've seen lately.  Smiley
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