I'm working with my step-mother to make some skirts out of jeans for her grand-daughters and friends. My step-mother is a conservative Christian and they believe that girls and women should wear skirts to show their femininity but they should be modest and cover the knee. Anyway, this is a tall order for these Christian women as many skirts for little girls are quite short and it is hard to find modest skirts for women as well. While I don't personally subscribe to her beliefs and dress code, I do like to be helpful and this project has been a nice way to bond with her on a topic that I feel very strongly about - sewing!! Judy has purchased a number of thrifted pairs of pants and skirts and has given me freedom to hack and sew as I see fit. I am looking forward to the challenge!
This was my first attempt at making a skirt of jeans. I love that you can use an existing skeleton of denim and make it a cute skirt that has built in structure and you don't have to do much measuring around the waist. This was pre-cut for me by my step-sister-in-law and I added a sweet purple calico print that I inherited from my mother-in-law. Judy really liked it and I felt very happy with how it turned out. The true test will be if Judy's grand-daughters will like it and if it is a good length for them. I'll be sure to show the results of all of my experiments!