When I was growing up I really loved blue jean skirts. Once I learned how to sew I could make my own and it was great. Now having daughters I can make blue jean skirts for them.
This is how I created it.
I took a pair of jeans that my daughter doesn't like and cut the legs off to about knee length. Then picked out the seam in the front all the way to the zipper and on the back all the way to the yoke on the back. I then laid everything out flat and pinned it together.
Once those seams are sewed down then you take the legs that you cut off and cut those open to create the fabric that you will use to patch up the blank area between the legs of the jeans. There is a little finagling in getting the fabric to fill the area in and making sure that it lays right and then pinning it down. I neglected to take pictures of where I pinned. But you just lay it down so that it looks nice. Then you pin and sew down the seams. I tried to keep in the stitching lines that I had picked out prior.
Once I get my daughter to try it on and see where it falls on her and then I can trim it to the correct length and hem it up.
And there you have it. All done. Now you just need to trim and hem. Here is what I did for one of the skirts.
I chose to hem the skirt, this is hemming lace, to give a little pinkness to my daughters skirt. She loves it like that.
The second skirt that I made for my second daughter, instead of using hem lace I used a bit of leftover purple bias binding and just bound the edge. My youngest loves this too.
I know that the skirt is slightly dirty in the above picture. I was only able to get pictures once she came home from school.
As my second daughter wears this skirt it flips up to just above her knees. I think I am going to move that hem line up just a bit.
I found that I shouldn't have used a pair of skinny jean for a skirt on that second pair. It just doesn't hang right.
See what I mean about hanging right?
Tell me what you think.