Years ago I bought an incredible pair of Adriano Goldschmied jeans at an Underground Denim Warehouse sale. They were so stylish, so comfortable, and so hot. I wore them everywhere - parties, work, errands, through pregnancies, in my skinny stages and my not-so-skinny-after-baby stages. By the time I found myself in Central Oregon, searching my drawers for clothes to wear through the winter, I knew these jeans had seen their last decent day. They languished. Until my crazy-sewing urge hit and I created a new jean skirt.
It is a simple project - especially for a novice like me - and I love the skirt. (Is it too short? My husband was my only guide as I pinned and repinned the hem. He's never told me my skirt is too short or that I'm showing too much cleavage, so sometimes I think I need a more impartial opinion.)
There is an unflattering pucker at the bottom of the zipper, which is one of the reasons I decided to keep the jeans tucked safely away. Instead of tearing out seams and trying to fix the pucker, I just wear long tops. I love simple solutions.
There are lots of tutorials for this online. I found a few on google and then ignored them, as I'm wont to do.