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Topic: RECON: jeans to skirt --- or is it???  (Read 4002 times)
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« on: July 15, 2005 11:28:03 AM »

I had a pair of jeans i just adored, but they had a big hole from a night of drinking and fence climbing..  oops.  But, not only did i make this sweet clutchhttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24610.0, i made a little something else.....

my living room floor modeling the front

the back

and the best part -- the hidden shorts to make this puppy a skort!

i'm so tricky.  haha.  OKOK, but you guys, this was SO easy to do!  It's unbelievable.  This was my first crack at anything wearable - and i'm so proud!  My sewing skillz suck.. but they kind of blended into the whole messy effect of the recon.  

here's whatcha do:
1. cut off jeans so they are shorts.  If you're skirt is mighty short, make sure your shorts at a few inches shorter than it. rip off back pockets if necessary
2. Cut legs in half lengthwise.  Keep a seam on each end if you want to avoid hemming. (i kept both seams on one side since id idn't plan ahead... but i didn't hem, either.  sucha rebel)
3. Slap the legs in whatever fashion you wish to the shorts.  Pleat, ruffle, straight, whatev.  In the front, the top of the skirt should rest just beneath the zipper.  in the back, the skirt will be about the middle of the pockets.  The most important step is to try it on after the skirt is pinned in place!  If the skirt is too low in back, you'll end up sewing it into your buttcrack...  ew.  
4. SEW, SEW, SEW!  reattach pockets and other such crafty things.
5. put it on, admire it's awesomness in the mirror, and run around town "mooning" people!!  

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005 12:59:19 PM »

Wow! That's a very good idea.  And I have this piece of pants I was going to make a skirt out of and kinda chopped it way too short...but this is a grand idea!  I can save my project from underneath my bed at last!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2005 01:24:01 PM »

Wow its so grungy-cool! I too was going to attempt the jeanstoskirt thing, but i think i'll so it your way instead! thanks for the idea... your skirt is pro!

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2005 08:39:57 PM »

I love it! You inspired me Smiley I love skirts that length but at the same time I hate them...this is the perfect compromise! Here's the one I made today:


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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2005 09:23:16 PM »

that's awesome!  i like how you added the fabic to the bottom.  I think i'm gonna head to goodwill sometime quick to find some more awesome jeans to recon!  i'm in lurve.  haha.

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2005 10:15:32 AM »

Y'all did a great job.  The skirts with built-in shorts that they sell in stores are always so ugly, I never even considered that they could be...gasp...CUTE!

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2005 06:18:47 PM »

wow.. i never thought of that..
recon. jeans to skorts...
brilliant idea!
i shall also stop by Value Village tomorow
thanks for the inspiration!

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2005 06:38:01 PM »

I love that idea, actually, and I normally ABHOR skorts.

Way cute! I love the way the back looks especially, the pockets over the sewing job.

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2005 07:19:41 PM »

Yeah, I usually hate skorts, too. My jaw literally dropped when I saw yours PuckrUp! Thanks for the awesome idea Smiley

I only added the fabric because I thought I didn't have wide enough pant legs to make it long enough, but it turns out it would have been ok. I needed something to do with that fabric anyway Smiley

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