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Old jeans to come out and play dress
I had some old baggy jeans which I really didn't wear anymore. What to do with them?

I turned them into a a backless halterneck pinifore- with a funky twist. The twist was, wear it with the zip on the side, not the front*. Confuzzled? Read on :)...

Posted by ♥Hello Kitty♥ from Bedford, England, United Kingdom • Published See ♥Hello Kitty♥'s 20 projects »
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  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 1
    Step 1

    < Old shapeless baggy jeans. Very plain, very baggy and I hadn't worn them in ages...

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 2
    Step 2

    < Get your jeans and decide how short you want them to be. These jeans had deep pockets on the back that I wanted to keep. Where the Red line is, that's where I cut them.

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 3
    Step 3

    < Do this with both legs until you have what resemble shorts. **DO NOT THROW AWAY THE FABRIC THAT YOU CUT OFF! (You'll need it for step 9)

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 4
    Step 4

    < Tidy your edges up, so they match on both legs.

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 5
    Step 5

    < I cut where the Red lines were, until i got to where they met in the middle.

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 6
    Step 6

    < Where the jeans met in the middle of the seam, it was thick with fabric. I cut the square of fabric off.

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 7
    Step 7

    < Open your jeans like in the picture, and pin the Yellow sides on top of the Blue sides, so they make a skirt. You may need to cut some of the Blue side away, if the fabric starts bunching and going a bit crazy :)

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 8
    Step 8

    << Like this. Sew where the Green dotted lines are. Repeat this with the back of the (now) skirt.

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 9
    Step 9

    < **Cut open one of the legs you cut off (ooh-er! Please don't cut off your real legs, it could get quite messy! :P)

    Cut along where the Red line is, so you should have two pieces of fabric.

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 10
    Step 10

    << Like so... this will be the front (or "bib") of your dress.

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 11
    Step 11

    < Fold over the top of the bib like the arrows show, and measure how big you want it to be. Pin down the fold to the front so you have a tube or tunnel.

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 12
    Step 12

    < Get your piece of ribbon or fabric (This will be the halterneck string part). My ribbon was 86 inches roughly, but I folded it in half so it was roughly half.

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 13
    Step 13

    < Sew the tunnel or tube in (where the Green dotted line is), then thread the ribbon through the tube, so that it comes out of the other side (In the direction of the Purple arrows).

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 14
    Step 14

    < *Now for the twist!! I decided I wanted something a bit quirky, so I decided to have the front of the skirt at the side. The zip (or zipper) is where the Pink arrow is!

    Turn your skirt to the side, then pin the bottom of the bib to the skirt. Sew where the dotted green line is.

    -If you wanted to make a back for this dress, use the other leg of the jeans(at the back of the dress) and instead of making a halterneck, sew two straps on to the back. Then add a button for each strap. *Simples* :)

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 15
    Step 15

    < How the halterneck should look :)

  • How to sew a denim dress. Twisted Denim Halterneck Dress... From Baggy Jeans :)  - Step 16
    Step 16

    < The finished pinifore/dress. I wasn't sure if I was going to put any pockets on the bib, as they're in the bottom half. I frayed the skirt part to finish off.

    I can't wait to wear it in the warmer weather. Bring on spring ^_^

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Chuckee
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 14 projects
Sweet!
This'll be a cute dress... Not my personal style, though. But post pics of out&about-ing in it!
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Melvin
Melvin · Girilambone, New South Wales, AU · 52 projects
size 16 jeans just lying around.. I think I know what Im doing :]
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LastKoalaBear
LastKoalaBear · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 33 projects
awesome!
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