Fiber Artist, Craftivist, Maker of Handmade & Funky Fresh Custom Quilted Wallets, Handbags & More, Lyme Advocate, Mama of 2 Cuties, Lover of Fitness & Passionate about Life!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Funky Revamped Skirt
Here is another Wardrobe Refashion I crafted using a pair of old jeans. I was going for a funky & comfy skirt...here is the "before" shot...
I turned the jeans inside out, cut up along the inseam & cut to the length I wanted.
Then I picked out some hot pink cheetah fabric to "fill in" the gaps in the front & back. I cut it to size, pinned it in place & did some wild free motion zig zag stitching using pink thread..
You can see the stitching here, along with the black & white zebra ruffle I pinned along the bottom of the skirt. I wanted mine to be on the wild side so I kept the raw edges frayed, but you can finish the edges for a tidy look. I also pinned the ruffle with the skirt on top...again, for a wild & frayed look.
Then it was time to sew on the ruffle...I used a zig zag stitch, pulling the pins as I go.
I attached a funky pocket to the side of the skirt, made from a quilted log cabin block that I had in my stash. Before I stitched it on to the skirt, I did some more wild free motion zig zag stitiching...no plan, just going for it!
Then I added my signature free motion "V" to the back...
...and she's all done! I now have a funky revamped skirt with a cool little pocket, made especially to fit my cell phone. =)
Here is the wild free motion zig zag stitching I did on the front and a couple pics of the front & back.
My next revamp is in the works right now...it features some really fun fabric I scored & another t-shirt. Can you say comfortably cute!!! Thanks for stopping by...if you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you. =)