So on Saturday I was spending most of the morning and afternoon working on turning a pair of jeans into a skirt (something I’ve always wanted to do) and they came out pretty good! Next time I do this I will probably take pictures and do a tutorial if y’all want me to (I found some of the ones online to be unclear or confusing).
I used one of my older brother’s old jeans so that’s why the knees have holes in them and are frayed. I used one of his because I wanted a pair that I could practice on (one that I didn’t have to spend a dime on just in case it didn’t turn out). Thankfully they turned out well enough that I could wear around the house! I had to add the pink rickrack because I made a mistake, but that’s the nice thing about making these, you can embellish them if you make a mistake (or just for fun) and (unless you do it in a weird way) people won’t think it looks strange.
The back isn’t as nice, I made a few mistakes but the good thing is I won’t (hopefully) make the same mistakes next time! I know that I will do this again because yes it was a little difficult but it so much easier than looking though the racks of Thrift Stores hoping you come upon one that fits perfect or buying one online which can get expensive and you can’t be sure if it will fit.
I had no idea how to actually sew it all together (I was just winging it). I had to ask my mom for some help a couple times and the sewing machine was acting up so much I started to cry (which was kind of embarrassing), but I think I did fairly well. And I’m definitely going to make another one!
If you have any thoughts on how to cover up the holes in the knees (without it looking stupid) then please tell me in the comments!
My name is Elisabeth and because I have no idea how to start this post I’m just going to jump into it (though come to think of it that is a way to start a post). I’m a teenager, a pastor’s daughter, I have seven siblings, I like to decorate cupcakes and cakes, I love sewing, I love Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, I love watching movies with my siblings, Skittles, I giggle way too much, I have high standards when it comes to dressing modestly, I LOVE fashion, and most importantly I love God and my amazing family.
I’m interested in fashion, music, learning sign language, learning how to sew better, and inspiring young women to dress modestly in a stylish way.
Things I do for fun are going on Polyvore, sewing, reading, going on Pinterest, and watching movies with my siblings (’cause watching movies alone is no fun).
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