Happy New Year! I trust y’all had a fantastic holiday season and are still diligently sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions. 😉 I’m wondering if I should resolve to not post here very often and then I just might do the opposite, which seems to be the case with resolutions! 😀
Before Christmas I hit some sales and clearance racks at JCPenny’s and bought these stretch-denim ‘magic fit’ jeans for only $2! I actually bought two pair (different sizes) because I knew they’d make awesome skirts! And they were long, which is helpful when making pants-to-skirt-skirts. 😉
Before
After
(without shoes, this skirt touches the floor on me. The jeans were so long, I even had to trim 3″ off before I hemmed it)

You’ll notice I didn’t do the usual jeans-to-skirt treatment with the unpicked crotch area- I folded and trimmed that area into a neat triangle, like so:
(back)
For the main piece insert I used suiting twill. I serged the edges of strips of the denim I cut off the bottom and some strips of more suiting twill. I just alternated the strips on the main piece, sewing them down the center. I didn’t iron the skirt for the pictures (the edges of the denim strips can curl up a bit when washed) so you could kind of see how they’re on there. 🙂 
I am sooo pleased with the results. This skirt is warm, long, stylish, and can be dressed up or down. Now, I have to decide how I want to do the other pair of $2 jeans… 😉

7 thoughts on “|~ $2 Dark Denim Skirt”

  1. I've seen the 'jean skirt' before, but haven't totally worked out HOW to make one! they are a fantastic idea and I can't wait to make one!
    I'm a fellow sewer and have really enjoyed your posts – you are so clever and I have really enjoyed picking up some great tips – thanx!
    God bless you,
    A sister and dressmaker in the Lord,
    Emily Grace

    p.s hey! I'm REALLY short too!!

  2. I'm SHORT too!

    5 ft exactly. Isn't that S.H.O.R.T.?

    Hey, S. stands for silly, H. stands for happy, & O. stands for Olivia, Silly, Happy, Olivia! I still have to work out what R. & T. stand for…. 🙂

    *insert cheeky grin*

    I hope I didn't sound rude… 🙂

    S

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