Sunday, July 20, 2008

I made a skirt

Quite a while back I got a bag of clothes off Freecycle that included a pair of jeans that fit fine but were very bell bottomed. I threw them in the closet and didn't think about them again until a few days ago. S mentioned that she was reading online about "recycled" fashion where you take clothes and make them into something new (I do this all the time for kids clothes). She specifically mentioned making a skirt out of a pair of jeans. The conversation reminded me of this tutorial that I found a while ago and bookmarked. I quickly went to the closet and dragged out the ugly jeans and the next day I made myself a new skirt. It didn't take long at all to make and the bell bottoms were a benefit because it allowed me to make the skirt long enough to go just below the knee. I was a bit apprehensive about it looking homemade and cheesy, but once I wore it I really liked it. Ironically enough, the next day at church there was someone wearing a skirt just like the one I had made.

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