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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mending Week Part I & II: Jeans to Skirt

The creative girls at Making More With Less are hosting Mending Week, so I'm joining in!  My mending pile is smaller this afternoon after finishing 5 mending/upcycling projects this morning.  Up first was a too short/holey jean upcycle into a new skirt.  I used the little tutorial from Becky's Craft Closet as a guide. Instead of applique, I added  bias trim edging to the bottom and front & back pockets.

Abby refused to wear these overalls but really liked the dress I made Mally with her outgrown overalls last month.  Running with the same idea, I cut the overalls off to shorts length then opened both inner leg seams so I could easily add a twirly skirt and appliqued patches.  After finishing the skirt and appliques, I stitched the leg seams back together for a twirly skort overall.  I think she'll love them!
Stay tuned for more mending, upcycling and even a tutorial!
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Pearl Girl said...

sew cute!! I love both of them. It feels so good when your mending pile is gone, and you have new outfits to show for it. YaY!!

Emily said...

Wow! What a transformation....I guess I need to go looking for some overalls :)

Alisa said...

Those are both great! Really neat ideas. Thanks for participating in our Mending Week.

Robin said...

What a great idea. I love overalls, but they are so hard for potty training little ones to wear, now if I could change them into cute little dresses like this, genius.