The challenge for October was to upcycle a couple of items bought from an op shop. I didn't do quite as much sewing as I'd hoped but I did manage to make two things:
The first is a skirt made from my favourite, but holey, pair of jeans, and an old skirt of my daughter's. It's easy peasy to make and took about an hour.
Read on if you want to see how I made it or skip to the pic of the top!
To make the easy peasy jeans skirt:
1. Cut off the legs of your pair of jeans, about 2.5 cms below zip, or where the seam stops being curved. Tuck in pockets so you don't cut them off by mistake!
3. Pin, tack and stitch - being careful not to sew the pockets into the seam.
OK? Good ...
5. Recommended - stitch a second row around the skirt/jeans yoke seam. Optional - neaten the seam.
6. Press the seam upwards towards the yoke. Topstitch along the denim - I used two rows and two colours for a bit of interest.