Friday, 24 June 2011


This weeks challenge over at The Sew Weekly is all about re-fashioning, I've been a bit lax with the challenges recently so in determination to complete this one I delved into the box of clothes we had put aside containing things that are no longer worn.  In that box I found these black jeans

I don't really know why I don't wear them anymore but they were in the box so they were getting used!
I knew as soon as I saw them that they were going to have a new lease of life as a denim skirt. So I tootled upstairs grabbed my un-picker and began to take the inside leg seams apart. Once that was finished I had two triangle pieces in the middle where I needed to decide if they should be filled with the surplus denim from the bottom of the trousers or to use a funky fabric as an insert.  Instead of deciding all by myself I asked B for help, he immediately picked the funky fabric option and I'm glad he did, I love how it has turned out.

I also managed to finish the pillowcase challenge - et viola
One pillowcase shirt complete with paisley collar details.  My only regret with this shirt is that I didn't interface the bit for the buttons so it has a tendency to pop open, eek must remember to wear a vest under this as I had serious paranoia all day at work when I wore it last week...


  1. Fabulous! Really love the jeans refashion! The extra panel in the skirt is such a great feature. Also, I can't believe that blouse is made out a pillowcase! Absolutely FANTASTIC!

  2. I love your refashion! I have so many pairs of jeans that I just cannot part with - you may have inspired me to make a skirt of my own! The blouse is stunning - what a fabulous color!

  3. Awww thanks, and wow I've inspired Meg, the Queen of re-fashioning! :) hehe