Today's tutorial is courtesy of http://www.handmadebybette.etsy.com
Recycled Jeans Skirt
Optional: fabric for insert between second and third ruffle --- measure the distance around the bottom of the pant top and add ½ inch for the seam allowance. Cut the fabric 3 ½ inches wide by your measurement.
Matching fabric belt:
Cut a strip of matching fabric 3 ½ inches wide x 44 inches long
Lay the pants out on a cutting table. Line the waist band front and back up together and pin so they don’t shift.
Measure from waist band down to one inch below the pockets. Mark this line across and cut the front of the legs off first. Then cut the back legs off even with the front.
Where you have excess fabric from the crotch, you will need to fold it over so that you have a straight line.
Sew fabric two together, hem the bottom and gather the top in the same manner as fabric one. Repeat for the third fabric.
Gather fabric two up to fit the pants bottom. You will be pinning this ruffle over the one you just stitched on. The right side of ruffle two will be against the wrong side of ruffle one. Stitch ruffle two to the pants/ruffle.
This is a view of the right side of the insert and third ruffle.
These directions can be used to make any size skirt. For a very small size skirt, eliminate the insert and sew all three ruffles on top of each other.
For an adult size you will need to add another strip of fabric to each ruffle.