Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sew and Sew: Reconstructed

Once upon a time, there was a cute pair of Old Navy girls' jeans. They were well constructed, but also well loved. They developed a large tear at the bottom hem of one leg, probably from a slightly too short owner. They wound up at a thrift store, dreaming of a new home. Then I came along & saw what they might become. Here they are now. Reconstructed.

:: front::


:: on their new owner::

They look a little Disney-ish for some reason, probably the red & white polka dot fabric making think of Minnie Mouse. Now she just needs a red shirt to go with them. This was a fairly straightforward project. I used the cut-off legs to the add the triangle shaped piece in the front and back. The back was a little tricky as I had to cut off a little extra fabric that kind of sticks out when you lay the pants/skirt flat. I added a little red top-stitching around each triangle piece and also around the bottom where the denim meets the ruffle. Not bad for a first attempt, eh? I think it's a great way to give a little love to a pair of holey jeans!


Saralyn said...

Looking good! If you desided to run with the Disney look you could always put a Minnie Mouse patch on the skirt or on the top.

These are fun to make for mamma, too. I made one using this site's instructions

I made mine longer--mid calf length--so I needed two pair of jeans, and I hemmed the bottom.

Mon said...

I never would have thought of doing this! That's great way to re-use clothing.