I’m not into skinny jeans, and honestly I never really have been. I remember several years ago, trying to get into a pair and I couldn’t get my size 10 feet through the bottom holes. I gave up. Two years ago, when I came across a pair of skinny Levi’s in a fun teal green that I somehow was able to squeeze my feet through, I was pretty excited! I wore them several times and they looked pretty good, but I just wasn’t in love with them. I kept them in the closet (just in case?) but, unlike my other jeans, I never found occasion to wear them again. Sigh.
On a recent shopping trip, I was browsing through clearance racks and came across this dress. I just loved the pattern and the colors, but that strapless ruched top…ugh! The reason it was on the clearance rack was that some of the elastic was coming undone from the top, making it pretty unwearable as a dress. So I snapped it right up, thinking I’d just put a waistband on it or maybe even just an elastic waist, and make it into a fun skirt.
And then I remembered pinning THIS a while back, and went digging through my closet for those skinny jeans!
Part One plus Part Two:
First step to this refashion was cutting the legs off the jeans. I wanted to keep the back pockets, so I made sure to leave enough room to sew underneath them.
Then I took my trusty straight-edge and cut a nice clean line across.
I chopped the ruched part off the top of the dress.
In order to get a feel for the overall look, I pinned the skirt to the denim so I could try it on.
Then, I remembered why I have such a hard time finding jeans that look right on my butt. Do you see that weird bump in the seam? What’s up with that?
Now do you see it? Haha!
Well, the only way to fix that situation is to remove it! I cut around the pockets, pinned and tried it on again.
After a couple runs with purple thread and the zig-zag mode on my sewing machine:
Then I did some trimming:
And voila! A weird, but kinda cute, refashioned skirt!
I won’t tell you how many photos I took trying to get a good one of the entire back of the skirt but I think I finally figured it out!
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Let me know what you think about this skirt in the comments below