Ideas to Creation 3: Jeanskirt

Ideas-to-Creation: make a little pencil sketch and then create! Worked on a landscaping gig, then a beach cover, and now, altering some old jeans to make a tulip-shaped jeanskirt. Done! Very happy with results.
the plan

The plan- take old black worn jeans and turn into jeanskirt. Read a few blogs, vaguely remember doing this ages ago, and start ripping seams. Then get tired and stop for about a month.

old jeans

The jeans were always too high-waisted, so I’m dropping the waist a bit. Glad I don’t have to do a waistband, they aren’t fun. I’m excited because long skirts look good on my body type, which is long waisted, and the tulip flare will make me look more proportional.

the kickflap

The only hard bit is: merging my seams with funky jeans seams, and the kickflap. I’m doing this without a pattern of course because that is how I roll. This looks vaguely dirty. I rip out and re-sew a few times.

Hemmed the kickflap, pleated it inside and tacked to the side by hand, and voila!

Front:
skirt front

Back:
skirt back

It’s nice and casual, and looks good with a t-shirt. I’m glad it worked out. I’m debating on top-stitching the kick flaps to push the black linen back farther, but may save that for another day.

3 Comments »

  1. Comment by Nancy

    Posted on November 16, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Very cute! might give that a try w/ some of my old jeans that I oughta just admit I'll never quite fit into again – as a skirt, I think they'd be much more forgiving. Maybe a surprise bit of funky fabric, or a swatch of wide elastic at the kick. hmmm…..

  2. Comment by Nancy

    Posted on November 16, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Very cute! might give that a try w/ some of my old jeans that I oughta just admit I'll never quite fit into again – as a skirt, I think they'd be much more forgiving. Maybe a surprise bit of funky fabric, or a swatch of wide elastic at the kick. hmmm…..

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