Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ruffle Bottom Jean Skirt
This was a great skirt, but just a tad too short. I fixed that by adding a ruffle to the bottom. If you look really close, you can see my pen outline of the ruffle piece in the photo below. I cut a piece of yarn the same length as the bottom (front) of the skirt. Then I used that yarn to make an arc on a pair of jeans. I drew perpendicular lines at each end to the correct length that I wanted my ruffle piece. Then measured that same distance all along the arc, and connected the dots (or lines in my case). I hope that made some sense! If you have a larger piece of denim to work with, you can make the ruffle a bit fuller by making your first arc more curvy. I made two ruffle pieces and then sewed them to the bottom of the skirt, sewed the side seams, and finished with a hem. Very easy to do! I hope my friend likes her longer skirt!