My daughter had a pair of jeans that were ripped at the knee. We'd already cut down a pair for shorts last year so I thought I'd do something different with this pair. I spent today making them into a little skirt.
It turned out to be quite easy. Simply cut the legs off at the length you want, unpick the crotch seam. Then use the leg pieces to fill in the v-shaped gaps at front and back. Trim excess fabric and sew in place. Hem and add some decoration if you like. I added some rustic style appliqué circles (rustic means 'not very neat' in this case). It isn't the most professional of jobs as you can see. The hem is particularly badly finished, all those thick seams to sew through, but to be honest the waistband and pockets aren't much better and I wasn't responsible for that part.
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Here's one of my better efforts which I made last summer.
A bo peep skirt.
The pattern is taken from Anna Maria Horner's lovely book Seams To Me. My daughter seemed very pleased with it but she's only worn it once. I don't suppose she'll wear the jeans skirt much either. I'm afraid she likes new stuff off the peg rather than mum-made. Never mind.