Editor's Note: The distressed look is very popular with young folks. This skirt definitely has that distressed look and is a fun and easy project for your budding clothes designers.
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I have tacked a pair of soft fabric shorts to the inside of the skirt and having wonderful colors of lace, have layered them, created visions of art, all with finished seam work. As one who has sewn since about age 7, we were taught not to leave an unfinished edge, tacky, so many things available in fabric shops to use to finish. I like picking up stretch denim jeans at garage sales, open them up and use a regular pattern and create as well.
I love working with denim I try to save everything.(I am in therapy now being a pack rat so as soon as I sign off of here I have to start boxing things up and making a place for each product and craft.Let the fun begin.hehehe
I still makes these a couple times each year for my church family and my best of friends.You can use any size or color denim you like,thenI cut from from around the knees,leaving the bottom already to work with cause it had been hemed.I cut 2 short pieces of demin then hemmed them and sew or glue them together .Now you will have something to neatly store you plastic bags in for safe keep.I sometimes sewbuttons on front and anything that has a little bling to it.I now will be saving my denim again for all of these ideals you yall have sent in.
I am so happy to have found this site and joined it.Thanks to all.
That is so cute. We used to do that many years ago but the ruffle is a nice addition. I am not young, 53, but in good shape. One of my favorite skirts is a jean skirt I bought. But I am not comfortable in the new low waisted design( also from the 60's) If I use a pair of jeans I have with a normal waist line I would have a more comfortable skirt. Thanks for the great retro idea. Valery
I did the same thing with a pair of jeans that were way too large. Had to take in the waistband in addition.
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