Choose jeans to reconstruct.
Measure your skirt length.
Cut. Do not forget hem allowances.
Once you cut the two legs, you will have something that looks like this.
Rip the inseam. This would be the seam that starts from the crotch. If youâ€™re reconstructing heavy denim (this one is canvass-like), you may use cutter for ripping. I have heard stories of people breaking their rippers while doing this project. Just be very careful.
Once youâ€™re done ripping both inseams, you will have something that looks like this. A funny-looking piece of garment.
Now rip the seam all the way to the bottom of the front zipper. Do the same to the back side. Make sure to rip all the way to the butt area.
At this point, you will have something similar to this.
Pin the parts you ripped apart. Front leg to the other front leg. Back leg to the other back leg. Your skirt will be recognizable at this point. Sew and hem. Make sure that the front part is flat and not bunched up when you sew the legs together. You might need to patch (with fabric taken from the pant legs you cut off) this part so that youâ€™ll have a flat area.
Pictured is the back part of the
skirt. Front and side are in the project summary images.