DIY Denim Skirt


DIY Denim Skirt


DIY Denim Skirt
DIY Denim Skirt

This DIY Denim Skirt might bring you back to the wild 70s era, when the free-flowing clothes were as grungy as the music. Jeans are expensive, but they last a very long time. As fashions change, so do jean cuts. Fortunately, you can refashion old jeans by cutting and piecing them into a cool homemade skirt. Beginners are welcome here, as this is an easy and fast sewing project. You will be grooving in your new denim skirt by the end of the night.

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Time to CompleteIn an evening

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I have seen plenty of real jeans made into long skirts this pattern is not very good The crotch is very badly designed looks terrible The whole point of a jean skirt is that your old jeans wore out and now you want to FORGET PANTS and make a nicely designed skirt out of them --Not a fake-pair-of-pants NO you don't want them to resemble the old pants only what's left of the old jeans The pocketsthe waist bandTHE back pockets waist band part of the legs that you need only enough you need to make a new skirtonly enough of the legs that accomidate a new fabric to make it into what's obviously a long wide skirt --It's not jeans any more it's a SKIRT--a whole new identity So your design has to be that- a jean-SKIRT VERY PRETTY wide enough skirt good belt in waist that is still aRead More good waist-band POCKETS--decorate or widen or make over or try to still give flavor of POCKETS A JEANS FLAVOR that's all But you want a really nice looking SKIRT Cut off the jeans fabric where you need to Try to make decoration out of the old cut off denim like the insides of the legs --and make a couple denim-flowers very simple Bring a good skirt fabric to the operation Go ahead and decorate Now it's YOUR DESIGN not the jeans company

Who ever thought, once the 70's were over, that we would ever see a denim maxi skirt again! It'll be really WIDE bell bottoms next, lol! Jokes aside though, a really nice denim skirt is an asset to any girls wardrobe and who doesn't have an old pair of jeans just waiting to be transformed?

The only thing I see on this skirt that I did differently was cutting the crotch points. I also went crazy for a couple years wanting to make my denim skirts different than anyone elses by embroidering freehand or embellishing with black cording or whatever I had on hand-even leather. Sure enough after that I started noticing a lot of other girls doing the same around where I lived but I had the satisfaction of knowing where it all started at least. With today's embroidery sewing machines it would be a cinch to do. However, it does not give the same look as freehand hand embroidery. It is time consuming but more than worth the effort. After I was through wearing them I sold them for a decent amount of money.

Yes,unfortunately,designs of clothing are not easy to keep privateeven in industrial,big fashion companies,one designer will get his whole new design of skirt stolen,and THAT person will manufacture them everywhere.One of my favorite designers got her whole collection of cute new dresses,shorts.shirts,and decorations--!!stolen,and sold cheaply on "Forever 21".She decided to not widely exhibit her new designs ,bur keep them to a limited audience.--I dont know if it worked.But I haven't seen all the complex,detailed,very exact beautiful dresses and outfits she used to design.NOT like anyone else!!"INVENTIONS WERE MADE TO BE STOLEN,"even in the electronics world too.

if done correctly the skirt should not have that awful peak in the front where the crotch was. You simply cut that section away and raise the insert. a little more work but much nicer end result.

I also made many of these skirts in the 70's. "penster47" to stop the skirt from sticking out in the crotch area you can cut the V out and cut a straight line, also make sure you open the crotch stitching far enough to make sure the fabric lays flat before stitching. Cutting the V area also makes the jeans easier to sew as this part of the crotch area is thicker material with the seam edge. Hope this helps !

Do you not see that peak in the front where the crotch of the pants is sticking out? Awful looking, I hate those skirts where they stick in pieces of patterned fabric, do not like them at all

I made several skirts like this when I was in college in the 1970's. Shows my age!

Plan to make one very soon Love it

Love the denim skirt from old jeans! Plan to make one very soon.

I just finished using these instructions to make my own skirt and I love it! The skirt is fabulous! The jeans I used were both flare leg so the finished skirt is close fit to about my knees and then flares out a bit. Wonderful!

Hi! This is the designer of this pattern, Alex. I just wanted to note that, in fact, this is not hand-sewn but machine-sewn. I can't imagine trying to get a hand needle and thread through multiple layers of denim. LOL Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the pattern. If you make one, post a pic on our blog at THANKS!


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