My skirt was like this before I started with it. It was a size 16 UK (EU 44), which is a bit on the very large size for me. I normally fit in a size 8 UK (or EU 38). As you can imagine a bit much to take in.
At first, I was thinking of just cutting off what I needed to take out from the side panel which is cut on the bias (only figures out when the lines on that side panel hit the font central panels (ups! Silly me ). But then Anita mentioned to me that the front side panels look like the amount I need to take out to make the skirt more fitted. I decided that it would be best if I take them out. So the blacked areas had to go. Get the unpick and get going! It was going to be a long evening.
The waistband has a beaded ribbon that I first separated from the jeans fabric (I will later shorten it and re-stitch to the waistband hiding my stitch). Before I unpicked the panels out I lined them together, pinned them (side panel matching line for centre front panel) and stitched them together. The inside of the skirt is not pretty, who else is going to know ).
Also, I had a patch from another pair of jeans I used to help make a bag. The colour of it takes the eye away from the hem that’s not really that great. I am still thinking about maybe adding a pocket or two to the back of the skirt. What do you think?
And this is how the skirt looks on me.
- The Speckled Skirt (toferet.wordpress.com)
- How to reuse old jeans (craftbay.wordpress.com)
- The 10 Denim Essentials You Shouldn’t Be Without This Summer (fabsugar.com)