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Upcycling old jeans into skirt

Added Jun 7, 2015

by Vendula

Tuusula, Finland

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Description

I had had a pair of jeans I’d really loved. So when they had started to fall apart, I’d decided to “upcycle” a bit and made this comfy and unusually stylish skirt :-)
I have read some tutorials and DIY on the internet and gave it a try.
Firts I cut the legs of the trousers – slightly under the knees. Than I ripped the inner seams, starting from crotch all the way down. Front seams were ripped up to the end of zipper and back seams up to approximately same heights.
From the leftovers (in my case legs of the trouser) I have cut two same triangles and sew them in. They were couple of centimeters shorter than the original length of the skirt, so I decided to incorporate that into my design (folding the fabric on the sides and securing it with a strip of fabric).
It has been fun and I was really surprised how well the skirt looks and how comfy it is.

Material Notes

Old, stretchy jeans.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual
Material
Denim

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    Jun 8, 2015, 08.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh, this is nice! what a great job :)

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      Jun 9, 2015, 12.20 PMby Vendula

      Thank you, Ellen!

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    Jun 7, 2015, 06.11 PMby liliv-1

    It’s a gorgeous skirt!!

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      Jun 7, 2015, 07.03 PMby Vendula

      oh thanks a lot, Liliv!!! :)

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