Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Recycled Skirt

Last Sunday a friend from my church gave me some scraps of fabric, bunches of spools of ribbon, some old patterns, and three pairs of old blue jeans to use for my purses. However, the pieces I could get from the jeans wouldn't be big enough, plus none of them are my size. I knew there would be something I could use them for, but what? Then I had a revelation! Recycled blue jeans skirts! And with all that ribbon and scraps from my purses I can really decorate them up.

Of course the first thing I needed to do was figure out how to make the skirts. I've had an old pair of black Capri pants that I've been wanting to turn into a skirt for a really long time now, I had even take the center seams out a few months ago. I decided I would practice on them. But as hard as I looked I couldn't find a single thing online for how to put a recycled skirt together! After looking at a few skirts on Etsy, I had a general idea, but I still had to guess on how everything was put together. I'm sure there's a much easier way to do it, but this is how my skirt turned out.

And the back.

So, what do you think?