Ever since seeing the cute jeans-to-skirt conversion that Ande did here I’ve wanted to give it a go. I googled around and found several pages with instructions for doing so, but many of them seemed too fiddly for my tastes. I then came across the Savvy Seams tutorial. It’s more of a method than an actual pattern.
I think I miscalculated in my cutting a bit – where you cut off extra fabric from the back of the crotch/legs – and so the piece I had from the bottom of the legs wasn’t long enough to use without showing the hem from the bottom of the leg. I still think it’s a cute little skirt for running around town doing errands, etc.
Sabrina was a BIG HELP when I was working on this project. She’s keeping that cardboard cutting mat from blowing away. There were also several frantic texts to Ande for on-the-spot sewing advice …
The instructions on Savvy Seams gives the option of using four panels, but I just used two; front and back. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out! I opted to not do a “proper” hem on the bottom (thought it would be too bulky) but did a row of stitching about 1/4″ from the edge that will stop it from fraying in the wash (I’m told by my sewing guru.)
It being a long weekend, the big fella and I were so happily looking forward to going nowhere. We both agreed that there was no where we wanted to go that would be more comfortable for us (4) than just staying at home. We had a lazy brunch on the deck this morning:
They each got one tiny little morsel of bacon (no fat attached) and that was it. “Hmph, may as well go back inside now.”