Added Mar 27, 2010
I did get the initial inspiration from Almatinka’s “ex-jeans” skirt, but had a different vision. After much tinkering, I finally got what I was looking for. I wanted a longer skirt than hers so I used two pairs of jeans (although the second pair was really just using one leg). I also didn’t like the look when I tried to include the pockets and zipper on the top part, too much like a hutterite skirt (no insult intended to hutterites, just not the look I was going for).
I also fell in love with the ribbon hem on the oliver + s lazy days skirt and used it. Soooo easy and will definately be using that again in the future.
Was intimidated by including a zipper and with lack of a zipper foot, decided to do buttons and button holes instead. This is the only thing that I am not too happy with. Went with buttons I had on hand and I don’t like them on the final item, but will consider changing them up if I find some that I like. I also realized that I may have a hard time being 100% happy with them because of the heavy duty metal button on the waist band.
Very happy to have used some of the old jeans I had been accumulating, and got a nice comfy skirt in the process
Two pairs of old jeans. Both legs and waist band from one and one leg from the other. Buttons.
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