Make your own Sassy Pleated Jeans Skirt

If you have a favorite little girl in your life, she needs a Sassy Pleated Jeans Skirt. For reals. Lucky for you, making one of this cuties is a snap. Here are the basics:

Start with a pair of jeans that fit in the waist.


Cut off the legs, making sure to leave the front pocket bags intact.

Cut off "skirt"

Also make sure the back pockets are intact as well.

Back of cutoffs

Measure the circumference of the cut edge.

Skirt circumference

Add at least 1/2 inch for a seam allowance, and join the two ends of the pleated trim so that it forms a complete circle. Stitch the ends of the trim together. Press and finish the seam.

Pleated trim cut

This is what it should look like from the right side of the pleated ruffle.

Pleated trim joined

Place the right side of the pleated ruffle trim against the right side of the jeans skirt, matching the raw edges.

Pleated trim pinned

Stitch around the skirt edge using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Finish the raw edges with a wide zig-zag stitch.

Pleated trim ruffle added

This is what the inside of the skirt should look like. Straight stitch attached the pleated trim to the jeans skirt, a zig-zag finished the raw edge to prevent raveling, and the pockets were kept free from all the stitching. NICE!

Finished seam

Add a cute little belt, and here you have it, the Sassy Pleated Jeans Skirt!

Front view

And a back view too!

Back view

If you are dying from the cuteness and want to make one of these adorable skirts for your own little one, v-e-r-r-r-y  s-o-o-o-n you will be able to purchase the pattern instructions, pleated trim, and belt fabric in my Etsy store, Sew Maris.  With any luck all should be up and available on Monday. Fingers crossed!

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen





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