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« on: October 22, 2009 06:04:28 AM »

Hi everyone, I used a pair of old boring jeans to make this skirt. The problem was that I wished sort of A line skirt and legs of trousers were not wide enough, (plus I didn t want to make it in traditional way and didn t like the waist part anyway)so I added pieces of velvet in the middle part, the back is the same except for the pockets. The zipper is on the side seam. What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009 06:33:25 AM »

I really like this!  I was just getting ready to throw out a bunch of old jeans that don't fit anymore...

This is definitely a bit more dressy than the usual jeans skirt I have seen made...I love how you did the pockets to tie it all together!

Was it a pain to remove the regular waistband or did you just cut it off?

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009 07:29:44 AM »

Thanks Smiley
I just cut it off. I ll add picture so you can get the idea of the transformation.

What I did (sorry for my english I ll explain the best I can) I copied the simple A line skirt on a piece of paper (I used the skirt I already made, but this one was from some stretchy fabric didn t have any pockets nor darts) and cut. I folded paper vertically in half to make the process simplier.When I put one leg of trousers on it I realized I don t have enough fabric. I measured how much is left on side, draw a line and cut paper on that line (oh, i hope this makes sense) That way I got the pattern for the middle part. When I sewed pockets, side seams and zipper I tried it on and realized I needed darts in front and back. I pinned and marked where I ll add them. The depth and legth of the darts depend on how curvy you are. I ve got little belly somehow bellow the belly botton so that s why i put darts so close to the center. Finally I added belt and hem.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009 12:40:10 PM »

So beautiful, I love this!
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009 01:04:25 PM »

I love this skirt! I don't normally like jean skirts, but this one looks really cute!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009 10:43:21 AM »

this is great! i have a pair of jeans that are a little too small and this will be perfect! thanks for the idea.
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 11:40:54 AM »

A great idea. I have made three jean skirts so far and this is a wonderful variation.
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009 01:38:29 PM »

Wow that's a great idea! My wardrobe consists of the normal jean/skirt recon, but may try something like this next!


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