Typically I only sew for myself. I’m such a selfish sewer, not because I don’t like to sew for others. I’m always worried that what I make will fall apart within a few wears.
A girl at work offered to give me an old pair of jeans to pillage for fabric. Before she even gave them to me she mentioned they were her favorite pair of jeans. She wore a hole in the thigh like so many of us do to our beloved pair. After hearing her overwhelming love for the jeans I knew I couldn’t destroy them for my own needs. I decided I would make her a skirt.
I spent a few nights carefully picking out the old threads. I cut the legs off a bit below the knees. That left me enough fabric to fill in the open “V” shapes.
Front of the skirt with the new inset. Below the the inside of the front.
In one sitting, I sewed up the open spaces and hemmed the bottom. I used the special denim thread and needle to sew the fabric. I very carefully stitched two lines to replicate the original look of the jeans.
A look at the back of the skirt and below the inside.
What did I do about the thigh hole? I made sure to fold the back pieces in far enough so that the hole will end up in the trash pile.
The skirt turned out pretty awesome. I gave the “pants” back to their owner and received a crocheted cuff in return! Score! Maybe it does pay to make things for others…