I had some wide leg jeans that I loved, but they were just always a little too long. I made them into some knee length shorts and had bottom halves of pant legs left over. I decided to hold onto it just in case I ever needed to use it! (I’m not a hoarder, I promise!) After looking at it, I realized I could make a cute little skirt out of it for one of my nieces! It has a cute, chunky hem and it would be such an easy project. So here are the steps I took:
|I found some shorts that were size 12-18 months, which is what I was wanting the skirt to be, then I measured 3 inches above the waist and cut it off.|
|I ironed down the fold and then sewed around the edge, but left a 1 1/2 inch opening to get my elastic in.|
|I used a safety pin to guide my elastic through the waist.|
|After the elastic was through, I sewed it together. I sewed an “N” on the elastic to make sure that it would stay in place (I’ve heard that’s a good way to do it?!).|
|Sewed up the opening once the elastic was all inside! Now the skirt part was done! Just needed to add a little flair!|
|I cut a 1″x 24″ strip of fabric.|
|Folded one end to a point and placed it where I wanted the center of the flower to go. I ran a few stitches over it to hold it in place.|
|After the tip is sewed down, I fold and wrap the strip of fabric around and sew it down!|
|It doesn’t need to be perfect, and actually looks cute if it is a little messy.|
|The underside looks like this after the flower is sewed on. It is okay if it looks a little crazy. 🙂|
|I added a few more flowers! I made them different sizes by adjusting the length of the strip of fabric!|
|All done! And so easy!|
Questions & Reviews
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Dropping in from Jill's Creating My Way to Success to say hello. Mila from http://hereundertherainbow.blogspot.com.
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