With being only 4′ 10″ it’s very hard for me to find modest clothes (specifically skirts) that fit. So a couple of weeks ago I tried something I’ve seen done, but hadn’t tried myself…I turned a pair of jeans into skirt…and, amazingly, it worked!! Below are a few pictures of it. I didn’t get ‘progress’ pictures, but I’ll try describing what I did 🙂
I started with an un-hemmed pair of jeans. I laid a skirt that was about the length I wanted this one, over top of them and cut the legs.
I then cut the inside seam of the legs, layed them out flat, laid a piece of denim (recycled from dad’s old jeans of course!) in the opening, pinned it in place and sewed it.
I repeated this process for the back of the skirt as well. I then ran a couple of lines of stitching around the bottom, so it wouldn’t fray up very far ( I didn’t feel like taking the time to hem it 🙂 )
This was the finished product
I’m definitely going to be making more of these!!!