15 March 2012

Jeans Turned Skirt

So I have several things rolling through my mind I want to blog about.  At the top of the list, or pretty close anyway, is Pinterest.  I am having a love/hate relationship with it but not for the reasons I've seen others talk about.  I really don't spend that much time on there.  My issue is the legalities of Pinterest that are rearing their ugly heads.  My post will take awhile to write as there is a lot, a lot, a lot of linking to be done and credit to be given, and some more research to be done. I have a ton of things to get done today so it will have to wait.  Maybe I will write it while traveling in a few days!

For now I will show you a skirt I recently altered.

Jeans turned skirt.  With ruffles.  It's a win-win!
This was for a friends daughter.

Close-up of ruffles.  I will try to do a tutorial of how this is done the next time I do one of these.  It really isn't hard if you like to sew.

And the back.

Close-up of how I lay the back seam for restitching.  I do the front the same way.
I really will try to do a tutorial of this.  Lots of people love this look and it isn't hard.  But there are a few tricks that would make it easier for you if you have never done it.

Now I'm off to get the laundry done, get Middle Sister packed to head out with Grandma and Grandpa for Kansas, and then to alter a couple things for me so I can take them Kansas with me when we leave.  Oh yes, and I have to talk to the house/cat sitter about taking care of the place while we are gone.  So nice to have someone to take care of things while we are out-of-town.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Faded Plains said...

How cute is that!

March 15, 2012 at 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome idea!!!! I will want to see your tutorial of how you do that!!!! :) ~Amy C

March 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Actual Exams said...

Awesome...
You are a good tailor and clothes designer.

March 16, 2012 at 6:48 AM  
Blogger Kara Paslay said...

Hey Jill! Great skirt, love the ruffles! I am having the same thoughts and "issues" with Pinterest. It just seems like ideas can be inadvertently, but easily stolen. I know most people don't consider it a big deal, but for someone like me (who makes a living on my creative ideas) it's very important that people know when they are looking at my work. I try to remember God is in control, but it still bothers me sometimes. :) Ok, back to positive thoughts, have a great day!

March 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Jen Kershner said...

I remember tearing out a picture of a magazine of something similar years ago. It was all patchworky cuteness. I love the ruffles though. You can never go wrong with those!

March 16, 2012 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger ` nitka-frytka ` said...

great .!

March 17, 2012 at 7:01 AM  

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