Remember this one (project #11)…
Well, it needed an update. This project seemed like a good idea and was fun to make, but it isn’t actually wearable in public.
Project #11 was more ‘meh’ than OMG. So I took out my stitch ripper and started again. I still used the idea of adding fabric to the outseam in the remakes below. My second try was another underwhelming result, so much so that I didn’t even take a photo of it. The third time’s the charm and that skirt was wearable. I liked the strips of fabric in this skirt, so instead of triangle fabric inserts, I used rectangles of men’s shirt fabrics.
I used the slash and spread technique to create wedges to turn the jeans into an A-line skirt, adding strips of shirt fabric. A small but important alteration I needed was to take out some extra fabric just below the zipper. I did this by folding the skirt horizontally and sewing the extra fabric to the inside (like a horizontal dart, tapering at each side). This made the skirt hang better, instead of pouching outward awkwardly in the front. I’ve been wearing this skirt for a while a few months. I think the scale is tipped toward OMG now.