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.
Also make sure the back pockets are intact as well.
Measure the circumference of the cut edge.
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.
This is what it should look like from the right side of the pleated ruffle.
Place the right side of the pleated ruffle trim against the right side of the jeans skirt, matching the raw edges.
Stitch around the skirt edge using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Finish the raw edges with a wide zig-zag stitch.
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!
Add a cute little belt, and here you have it, the Sassy Pleated Jeans Skirt!
And a back view too!
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!