Because in the end you will have a great, easy to make skirt!
Or, if you love them as much as I do two skirts.
To start you are going to need an old pair of jeans. Ones that still fit around the tummy but are to short or have holes in the knees. And the fabric to make the skirt out of. I am showing the pink skirt here. I used handkerchiefs in both of these skirts. I have made it from regular fabric as well. The original insperation for this skirt can be found here.
Iron the handkerchief in half and cut along the crease.
Pin the sides together and sew.
Now if you are paying attention here you will notice that I put wrong sides together and then pinned and sewed. DO NOT DO THIS!
On a side note the universe of crafting has been against me all week so I am happy that I got it together at all!!!
So with RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER you will start to pin your pleats. Your fabric will be much wider than your pants top.
I like to start with one pin in the front and back middle and one on each side. These are easy to find on your pants because all the seams will be there.
Once you pin in the middle you are going to start folding your fabric to make your pleat.
Now lets take a second to give you a disclaimer. I am not a seamstress! I don't know the proper way to make a pleat. I did these by trial and error. If you are a seamstress and you would like to let me know how to make a proper pleat please do so in the comments!
Folding your fabric like this for the second pleat you will make 4 in front and back.
Pin the heck out of it! You don't want any of the layers shifting and not getting sewn. Yes, I did that too. It is a simple fix just unpick and re pin and sew. But it is nice if you don't have to.
When I finished all my work I noticed their was a hole in my fabric/handkerchief!!!!
Back and front turned out pretty good. Nice finished edge.
If you have questions e-mail me or leave them in the comments and I will do my best to help.
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