Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jeans skirt

I always love reusing. Once in a magazine I learnt about making hand bag from jeans. Having an idea to do so, I was  collecting  jeans from  my husband and brothers....but for hand bags I should attach zipper. I hate those zippers. Once I added zipper to the crochet bag(Do you remember else click here.), it was really very difficult to me. Even while making dresses I will always go for other options than zippers. So no hand bags, then what shall I do with those pants( cannot throw it because the efforts I took to preserve them are very great....keeping them very safe so that my husband never have a chance to look them...he call them  'clutters' and always ready to throw away). At last I made a  skirt for my daughter.

The draft I used is very simple A line pattern but used panels.

Along with the jeans, the other material is cotton(remaining material after stitching my salwar).
Cut the panels, join them. you can use the wrong side of the jeans if the color is faded.

To add frills at the end, cut straps....

    join them....

 hem it along one side....

 make pleats and attach to the skirt or directly make pleats while joining it to the skirt. I have used rolled hem and box pleat.  

Join the sides. Attach waist band. The skirt is now ready.
Zipper is suitable for A line skirt, but I have used elastic.

Embellish the skirt as you wish.

 I did some hand embroidery and added beads to improve its look.
Embroidery details......

I am also making a top for this skirt, it will be the next post.

The link to the top is here

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  1. Hi,

    Nice work. Kavin is lucky and this dress is nice.

    Good idea for reusing jeans. I think all can follow this.

    tharun said this is fine.

  2. very very innovative. turned out very beautiful

  3. very pretty. The embroidary enhance the beauty of the skirt. Nobody can say it is reuse one. Pretty idea.

  4. Very nice work Kavin, I especially love the ruffles! Very cool idea!
    Have a super day....
    Tina xo

  5. very cute dress... unless u reveal, no one can find out that its reused one. good idea... why don't you post the top of the skirt also? If so it could be a good treat to our eyes...

  6. Pretty dress for kavin.Lovely color combo.

  7. wow... and thanks u presented it so well....
    i can see your hard work..... great

  8. How clever of you to reuse the jeans, i love it!

    Why dont you link this up to Sew Crafty Saturday over at Sew Chic and Unique?

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

  9. Thendral, you have an awesome blog,love the jean skirt/....sooooooooo cute. Keep up the great work..


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