I had a crazy idea for a sewing project. 11-year-old EE really needed a new skirt, but it is near impossible to find anything at the shop at the moment. So I thought I would make one. I had seen an idea of using jeans and altering them into a skirt, so I decided to give it a shot. I started by ripping the inner seams of the legs up to the seat. Then I put some patchwork together and sewed it in the gap at the front to make an upside down V decoration on the front of the skirt. I had taken about 15 cm off the bottom of the jeans and I used this to fill in the back. Then I hemmed the whole thing (with double rolled hems - my grandma is very particular about that!) To top off the project, I hand-stitched lace all around the bottom. Over an hour of aching back, neck, and fingers later, the skirt was complete.
I am not totally happy with it - I will probably take the back piece out and re-attach it as it has pleats when it shouldn't. Mum and I have also decided that next time, it would probably be beneficial to shape the denim a bit so as not to give so much of an impression of filled in jeans. All in all, however, I am impressed that it worked so well for a first attempt with my limited sewing skills.