Looking for fabric for my daughter's doll project, I discovered this old pair of jeans prepped for making into a skirt. I had taken out all of the inseam and then for some reason put them aside for another day. I was wanting a new skirt for Spring, and this was a perfect, quick and easy project.
1. Cut just beside (under) the seam on the front crotch on the curve so the cut away part will lay flat underneath side with the seam. The seam can lay flat on top and be topstitched down.
3. At this point, I tried it on to check fit. Everything looked great except it dragging the floor. While I love the floor length look, 4 kids running around makes floor lenght very impractical. I took off 6 inches to bring my hem up to ankle length.
4. I've had this gorgeous, embroidered fabric sitting for a while, waiting for the right project. I decided to cut my gores on the bias, so I matched a corner with the point of my triangle on the jeans and matched up the straight edges. This made the gore fuller than the opening triangle which made a lovely flare. I curved the gore just a bit to match the curve the legs were making.
8. Sorry for the bad pic, didn't have anyone to be photographer for me.