Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Denim Skirt From Cutoff Jeans

Denim math: 1 Pair of Jeans = 1 Pair of Shorts + 1 Skirt


Iron Craft time again! This challenge was "Denim" and I'm sure you can guess what that means. I had to sew. Well, really it means that we had to make something from denim, but to me it meant sewing. And, yes, I poked myself repeatedly with the needle. And, yes, I'm still terrified of my sewing machine, so this was done by hand.

My daughter has hit a growth spurt, so several pairs of her jeans still fit her around the waist, but are way too short. I decided to cut off a pair, naturally. I was left with the two legs and being the craft hoarder that I am, I kept them. When this challenge was issued, I was prepared (for once).

No making fun of my sewing skills!

The denim is stretchy, which I think is probably pretty important in this project. All I did was cut the seams as close as I could get, which left me with two squares and only two seams to sew. I left a bit of a vent area at the bottom of the back. I then sewed a seam at then top and then sewed a piece of elastic at the back and two darts at the front.

She thinks she's a supermodel.

Always posing for the camera.

I really, really need to learn how to use my sewing machine.


5 comments:

  1. I also cut my jeans and transform them into short shorts. Especially those outdated jeans. The little girl shows what fabulous means by the way. She's adorable.

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  2. Well, she's certainly well on her way to being a supermodel! She's beautiful! I love what you did with the jeans. What a great idea. Why are you afraid of your sewing machine? I ask because I'm afraid too but I have an unusual fear of the needle going up & now so fast ... I have visions of it going thru my fingers ... is that weird? LOL ;) Good job Tabitha!

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  3. I have got to try these for my little girl, she would love them!

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