Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jeans into a Skirt

My 10 yo daughter decided to grow ,leaving me with a pile of pants that fit her in the waist but not the legnth. We were able to replace her pants with new ones at the thrift store, but every skirt they had there was way to short for a young girl who doesn't always remember how to sit like a lady.

So after some on-line research I decided to try to turn a pair of the to- short jeans into a skirt. It really didn't take long and would have gone faster except that I didn't have seam reaper.

Here are some of the links I used:
Turning Old Jeans into a Skirt
The Family Homestead

And the best part it was easy to sew, and since I used a pair of pants it has pockets, a zipper,and a waist band that I didn't have to sew,  which I really don't like to do. She also was happy to see it when she walked in the door, and I promised to have it hemmed and ready to wear on Sunday.

I plan on making the next one shorter and using the fabric insert in the back only.


  1. You can also chop the jeans right at the crotch and attach a fabric skirt below :)

  2. Very nice! I should do this for my five year old, who keeps getting taller, but not wider. Looks wonderful.

  3. Sara I plan on doing that next, maybe using a jean mimi skirt from the thrift store and adding a few long ruffels.

  4. What a great idea and they look great on her!! Totally cute!