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« on: July 13, 2006 05:58:07 PM »

So, after looking at the tutorial for the box pleat skirt, I decided it was time I give the same treatment to one of my jeans:

After a few hours of cutting and 1 hour and something of pinning (is that a word?) and sewing, here's what I got:


I still need to put some pockets on the back, because there is a hole and you can see my as*, maybe not on the picture but in person, yes.

Any comments or ideas about what to do with the pockets ? I steel have a leg left of jeans Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006 06:16:30 PM »

 thats really good . i like it as for the pockets if you put some on id use a smaller size do you can still see some of the darker  areas i think that  would look even cooler

« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006 08:50:26 PM »

If I were you, I would sew a patch of fabric over the hole, like a patch, but messeyer. (sp???)
For example, take a sqare of calico, center the hole under it, and sew about 1/4 of an inch in, leaving the edges to fray.
Good work so far and good luck!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006 10:17:34 PM »

woah. Jean skirts always amaze me because I hate putting denim through my machine.
It looks great and the pleating is really well done. Also, I agree with violentjayne that it would be really cool if you left some of the darker areas visible.
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006 04:45:48 AM »

Thanks for your answers!  Smiley I don't know what I'll do, I need to hide that hole, maybe I'll put a patch over the hole and sew smaller pockets so we an still see the darker side around it. Anyways, I'll post the results later!  Grin
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006 05:19:35 AM »

You could patch the hole from the inside, like sew a piece of brightly patterned fabric over the hole on the inside of the jeans. Then you could sew around the hole to make sure it doesn't get any bigger. Am I making any sense? Well, anyway, I've done that to a few pairs of jeans that have ripped in the knees, and it always looks good, but I don't know if it might just look like you just have underwear sticking out of the hole...?
Anyway, good luck, and they look truely awesome so far!
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006 12:54:10 PM »

I read that same tute and plan to make one myself. I like wearing denim skirts in the summer in lieu of shorts and this would be a cute addition. Generally, when I make a skirt out of old jeans for the summer, I remove the back pockets. I'd leave them off.

Instead, why don't you take some of that extra denim and make patches. One for the hole and a few elswhere at random. Let them fray.

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