Quick and easy denim jeans remake into denim skirt!
Yesterday I took 3 pair of old jeans which were too short for me and too small :), cut the legs off, opened up one of the side seams (whichever one was boring), and made a wonderfully cute skirt!
It was SO easy--here's how I did it:
Measured waist, hip, and length I wanted, divided waist and hip measurements by six, added 1" to each of those measurements, and made a pattern piece.
Opened out the pant legs and cut one piece from each leg (I placed them so that where the pantleg didn't sit flat was the hem end, for a little extra "flare") using that pattern piece.
Next step was to sew the 6 pieces together ( I used my serger so they wouldn't fray like crazy) and then zig-zagged down them on the top side so that the seams would lay flat.
NEXT--I tried it on and saw I had plenty of room for an elastic waist--so I cut a piece of scrap fabric out and made an inner waistband, cut elastic to fit my waist and put it in.
LASTLY--I sewed around the hemline, about 1/2" up from the lower end of the fabric, then snipped up almost to that line so that it'd fray, threw it in with a load of laundry, and it came out SO CUTE and frayed at the hem.
Here it is!!
So much easier than I thought it would be!