Monday, August 29

Denim - Pants into cute skirt

Lately all the sewing that I managed to do was "utilitarian": Clothes marking for school, hems and repairs. Nothing fun. I was putting away some fabrics and bumped into my stash of old jeans. That's when I remembered seeing this cutie skirt:


I figured I could make one for bug. I grabbed a pair of jeans with big holes on the knees, cut them off just above the crotch and removed the ruffles on the back pockets. Then I pulled some cutsie fabric from my stash and my ruffler foot...

 


And an hour later ...


Bug did not hesitate much to model


She announced she was going to wear it for her first day at school, too bad the first day has been postponed due to the aftermath of hurricane Irene, Bug had to wait one more day to wear her new skirt.




23 comments:

  1. Love the fun colors of the fabric you chose!!

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  2. Aack! I love it! Bear will be excited to see Bug's skirt!

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  3. SO pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  4. i did this one time at a romper.

    yours turned out to be so nice, great project

    http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

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  5. So cute and great photos! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  6. This is absolutely adorable!! Stopping by from Reasons to Skip the Housework.

    This is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/08/isnt-she-beautiful.html

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  7. This is so cute and also practical. I like your fabric choice.

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  8. love it! so cute!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the skirt. Your model is adorable!!!! I have been thinking of making one these skirts for me using an old pair of jeans. Visiting from Show and Tell Wednesday.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

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  10. Good afternoon - just found your post at Sewmuchado and I think it is a great idea to remake denim into pretty skirts. I am now a follower. Please consider adding your items to my new link party at www.thestuffofsuccess.com . Have a great day.

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  11. What a cute refashion! I featured this today. http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2011/08/pants-to-skirt.html

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  12. good job! With 4 girls I love to be able to redo things and pass them along. This turned out adorable. Thanks for sharing. I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. I also have an awesome digital scrapbooking giveaway going on. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

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  13. I just found your blog from Rook No.17 Link Party. Such a darling idea. The skirt turned out so cute. I need to put this idea on my list of things to make. I am excited to look around your blog. If you have a chance, I have an "All Things Wonderful" link party going on right now and this skirt would be so perfect for it.
    Take care,
    Shauna
    http://myshaenoel.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is so adorable! I can't wait to try to make one for my daughter. It's so hard to find skirts that are long enough.

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  15. Super cute!

    I'd be honored if you'd visit and link to our Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings party going on now until noon Saturday!!
    http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/08/crafts-for-under-twenty-somethings-4.html

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  16. CUTE! I love the fabric you used for the ruffle and belt.

    Come on my and link this up to DIY Diva Thursdays, a linky party for all things diy fashion! We party until Monday...hope to see you there!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  17. I knew it was you before I even clicked on the thumbnail :) Adorable and your model clearly approves. Thanks for linking up at this week's BFF Open House!

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  18. Love it, Caroline! So pretty and girly-girl! Great idea to recycle those jeans!

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  19. hello
    just letting you know that I have featured this post on my blog www.eatcraftsow.blogspot.com. If you would like me to remove anything please let me know.
    Cheers
    Jennifer

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  20. such a cute skirt and little girl :) Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again today with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  21. This is too cute! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

    http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

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  22. such a great and cute way to reuse and refashion clothings! Thanks for sharing this with us....have a lovely weekend!


    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  23. cute idea! love to re-work & upcycle!
    thanks for sharing!
    we are a new fan! we would love for you to check us out too!
    mindy from CREATIVE JUICE
    http://getcreativejuice.blogspot.com/

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