Thursday, June 23, 2011

Turning Jeans Into Ruffle Skirts

I enjoy repurposing things, especially if it involves using my sewing machine.  :)  I recently made ruffle skirts for my daughters using old jeans and some nice fabric.  My girls have been wanting skirts like this ever since they saw one in a store window over a year ago.  Their slow-poke mom finally got around to finishing them, so I thought I would let you have a peek.

This one is for my 10 year old.  I didn't get a picture of her wearing it because she wasn't here when I finished it, but you get the idea.
She loves the colors.  It's a little longer than I wanted it to be, so I'll probably make her another shorter one.

And this one is for my 4-year old.  Sorry that the pictures are kind of blurry, my little squirt princess doesn't know how to stand still (she had to twirl because she was wearing a skirt).

Again, I apologize for the bad pictures.  I really wanted to get a good picture of both of the girls wearing the skirts outside, but it has been raining for the last few days and I'm too impatient to wait any longer.

I'm thinking about making a few more and adding them to my Etsy shop.  What do you think?


  1. These are SO fun, and I LOVE repurposing. You remind me that I was working on a non-ruffle-y version of one for myself. A few, um, years ago. I never finished it. Where did it go. It's raining here today, so maybe I should sew. Thanks for the inspiration!