So yesterday, after church, we backed are bags and headed to a hotel! We were going to go during March break but it wasn’t going to work so that’s why we’re taking a vacation now.
I was going to do a Sunday Style post but I was feeling awful during church (I had a migraine headache) and when we got home I was busy backing.
Anyway here is what I wore the first day and a bit about how the vacation went!
The vacation is went great! We had so much fun sitting around watching Property Brothers (my brothers and Dad make the funniest comments)! We went to two different Thrift Stores (I’ll be doing a post later on showing what I got) and everyone got pretty good stuff! The last night we were there, (we meaning the five oldest) stayed up till 1:00 watching stuff and I made myself a tea in the microwave (a first for me, it tasted awful)!
Skirt- Thrift Store
Sandals- Payless Shoes
Bag- I’m not sure
So I think that’s it, thank y’all for reading, and have a great day!
So onto the sewing part! You can find the first part here.
Things you will need:
A strip of denim, you will use this as a buffer kind of thing and use it whenever going over particularly thick part of denim or bump,
A needle, the kind of ones used for sewing denim,
I realized now that I should have added the part about cutting out the extra fabric for it, into the last post but I forgot, which means this post will be a bit longer.
You need to pin the crotch in place (as shown in the pic) and sew it.
Turn them inside out and and cut of excess fabric as shown below.
Now you need to pick out some fabric. I was making this one for my sister who loves the color pink so of course she picked a pink fabric. I also used some strips of denim from when I cut of some of the pant legs.
There are so many different variables of what you can do, you can do only one color, do several, or add embellishments like I did with the first one I made. What I did was take leftover fabric from the jeans and a pink fabric like I said earlier. There’s really no measurements I can give, you just have to make sure to cut the fabric out a little longer than necessary so you can sew it to the jeans.
So you want to pin the strips of fabric together (if you choose to do it that way, if not and you just have an entire piece of fabric skip this step) and then sew it all together. Doing it before saves time and is less hassle. You may have noticed that I didn’t pin the middle piece to the top piece that’s because I needed to make a seam first, if you don’t know how to do that follow the instructions below.
How to make a seam:
First place one piece of fabric on the other, right sides together.
Next pin it together and sew.
Last flip them over (right sides out) and you’re done!
So yeah I had to do that because the edges didn’t have seams already like the some of the others.
Anyway after you’re done that do the same thing for the back of it (make seams whenever needed).
Now you’re ready to sew the fabric to the actual skirt. Begin by pinning it in place and starting from the top, sew down to the bottom. Do the same on back.
Turn it inside out and if you sewed it like I did there will be excess fabric so you should cut this off.
Now you’re almost done and you have two choices either don’t hem it (just be warned denim does fray) or hem it! If you choice to hem it here’s how:
Carefully turn up the end about half an inch or whatever length you want, pin as you go and do this all the way around then just sew keeping it as straight as possible.
Now you are finally done! Hope this has helped and if you have any questions just ask down below!
So I’m finally getting around to doing a tutorial on this! Don’t worry about if you’re a beginner at sewing (so am I) because making these are fairly easy!
This part is going to be about cutting it out the next part will be about sewing it all together. So without further ado let’s get started!
Same pair of jeans
just different lighting. 😛
First you need to pick out a pair of jeans that fit you in the waist don’t worry if the cuffs are frayed or if there’s anything wrong with them on the lower legs because most likely you will be cutting this part off depending on the length you want it to be.
So after you do that you want to grab another skirt that you like the length of and place it on top of the jeans and cut leaving a little room to hem it later. I just cut a little snip on both sides, take the other skirt of and cut it out then.
After that you are going to take the jeans and rip the seams along the INSIDE of the pants until you get to crotch part then you will need to rip about halfway up it (do the same on the back only do it to about the bottom of the pockets, some people cut it with scissors but I would not advice you to do this) do NOT skip this part or you have weird looking skirt when you’re done. I took a pair of tiny scissors and ripped the seams out that way but if you have a seam ripper it’s totally fine to use that as well.
So you’re done the seam ripping now just lay out the pants and pin them in place (as shown in picture). Now you are done that part of the whole project! *psyches myself up for a day of sewing*
I will be sewing it this Saturday and I will take pics and try to do the post tomorrow as well!