No-Hem Easy Skirt
While in SF, I picked up a pair of nice blue jeans from old navy for my daughter, who was 2 years old at that time. When she started going to playschool, she came to a conclusion from girls wear only frocks and skirts and jeans / pants were meant only for boys. So, she didn’t wear it enough times and outgrew it quicker than I had expected. I liked the jeans so much so I kept it somewhere with no specific plans for it.
I generally accumulate stuff (for no reason, too lazy to get rid of them I guess), and lots more of old stuff got added to my “collection”. One of the more recent additions to the collection was my husband’s shirt, which we discarded because it had a miniscule tear in the collar.
When I was staring at the ceiling out of boredom, suddenly a crazy idea struck me and I decided to implement it right away. The idea was to make a skirt without having to measure a lot or hem the edges. I used the top of the jeans and the bottom of the shirt to make a skirt.
So, this is what I took:
- The pair of jeans that my daughter outgrew
- My husband’s shirt
- A pair of scissors and my sewing machine.
I am sorry that I don’t have step-by-step pictures of what I did. Because I am writing this blog after I completed the crazy project.
I cut the jeans just above crotch (where it parts into leg openings) – that left the pockets intact on either side and one big opening below for the skirt.
Now, with the shirt, I cut the shirt just below where the pocket ends. That gave me the bottom part of the skirt. Now, with a bit of pleating on the top, I sew the top part of the shirt to the bottom opening of the cut-off jeans. All it took was 10 minutes!
And, it looked like:
A pic of my daughter wearing the skirt paired up with a hello kitty t-shirt (again from old navy).