Tuesday, April 19, 2011
What to do with hole-y jeans
Is it just my kids, or is it a common thing that the knees of jeans wear out long before they grow out of the pants? Maybe its some conspiracy that clothing companies have figured out to keep us buying. . .
At any rate, it seems I have a plethora of holey-kneed jeans. So, I decided to try and make a cute ruffled skirt with a pair of my favorites.I cut off the legs, just below the pockets and I used a $.97 piece from the scrap bin (I found a cute piece with some sparkles that matched the sparkly thread in the jeans) to sew the ruffle. I even made some matching leggings with some ugly $1 ones from a thrift store (I cut about 4-inches off the bottom, and them made ruffles for the bottom of the leggings).
A closeup of the skirt and legging. I'm super happy with how they turned out - I think this is my favorite refashion so far.