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Finally, an Easy Solution to Repurpose Your Old Jeans

I finally found an easy solution to repurpose an old pair of jeans I purchased years ago. Along with sewing my own clothes I like to go thrifting from time to time. It really is a fun pastime that I highly recommend everyone try at least once. Hitting the jackpot with a find online is not always possible. Places like Poshmark do not give you the option to try on the clothes before you buy them so it’s always a gamble. That is exactly what happened to me. I decided to give a pair of Michael Kors jeans a try. What a disappointment. The crotch depth was not deep enough so when I sat down I gave everyone a show.

Now that was embarrassing. And don’t get me started on the length. If you don’t know already I am 5’2″. Yep, that’s right I am a petite woman and not ashamed of it. Part of the reason I started sewing was that it was tiresome hemming my store-bought pants all the time. For me, the petite section in stores looks dated and lacks diversity. With sewing, I get to be an artist and let my imagination run wild.

That is exactly what I did with my old jeans. I already cut the hem once, but the crotch area remained too tight to sit comfortably. And I don’t believe in losing weight to fit in clothes. I want to be comfortable in the skin that I’m in and learn how to make my clothes work for me. I vaguely remembered that Mimi G had a YouTube tutorial for altering jeans into a skirt so I thought what the heck I’ll give it a try.

Try This Easy Solution to Repurposing Your Old Jeans

Growing tired of moving those jeans from one side of the closet to another I told myself, “Enough is Enough”. And let me tell you this is one of the easiest tutorials I have followed on YouTube. I highly recommend it if you are not ready to complete a full skirt from scratch. Check out how my skirt came out.

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african american woman in a pink blazer, white graphic tee and repurposed old jeans


Shoes discounted similar here // Blazer, old // Check out my new shirt. I designed it myself! here

What do you think? Is this finally, an easy solution to repurpose your old jeans or will you continue to donate them to Goodwill? If you’re looking for more skirt ideas be sure to check out this overall dress hack where I combined a skirt sloper with the top of an overall pattern.

Until next time…

XOXO lipstick_smuge

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