by mops ( edited 20 Jan 2017 ) 20 Jan 2017

Recycled lower trouser legs.



Hubby had a tear at the knee of his trousers. I did not want to make another bag, notebook cover or pencil case (my gift drawer has enough of those) so I did this skirt. Could cut 6 parts out of 3 of the front and back legs and had one remaining to cut the top part - not without a seam. To add a bit of fun I digitised a flower for the front and added two flaps at the back (should have made them shorter - nice to know for next time).

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by aussiequilter 22 Jan 2017

its darling

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by sonjapotgieter 22 Jan 2017

Looks so Stunning!!!Wonderful idea with the recycle!!!!Gorgeous

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by anitapatch 22 Jan 2017

I love recycling. Well done

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by deegee 22 Jan 2017

Very clever - looks great. And the flower is a great little extra addition. Sew well done.

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by jrob Moderator 21 Jan 2017

Great (adorable) idea.

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by Sewmum1 21 Jan 2017

Great skirt. Love the cute flower you added too

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by katydid 21 Jan 2017

Precious!

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by pennifold 20 Jan 2017

Great up-cycle Martine, love the skirt and design. Love Chris

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by babash 20 Jan 2017

Very clever looks great.
Probably took more time cutting it out than it would have from a piece of fabric but well worth it.

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by pennyhal2 20 Jan 2017

Fabulous upcycle! This is a great idea. You really come up with the best ideas. If the back flaps really bother you, just stitch on them! I think they are fine as is.

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thank you. I've been thinking about adding a button, maybe a stitched one?.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 21 Jan 2017

Would the button be uncomfortable to sit on?

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by crafter2243 Moderator 20 Jan 2017

Great job. Does your husband not know that it is fashionable to have holes in your jeans? :-)

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

he keeps trying...

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 20 Jan 2017

Cute skirt.It will be summer in a few months over there .Next time turn them into shorts, ,if it is anything like ours at the moment hot humid & over 30 C he should appreciate ,the new cooler look.

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by noah 20 Jan 2017

oh i love it excellent job:):)hugs

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by dragonflyer 20 Jan 2017

Nicely done!

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by stork 20 Jan 2017

So Cute!!!! Love that you were able to "recycle" hubbies jeans!

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by decojo 20 Jan 2017

Super cute!

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by toogie 20 Jan 2017

This little skirt is adorably cute! I love the little flower, too. No one would guess what you made it from. Lucky little girl, that your hubby tore his pants!-lol

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by sjbrower 20 Jan 2017

This is an adorable skirt. I love the little extra touches with the embroidery and faux pocket flaps. What a wonderful recycle!

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thank you!

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by spendlove Moderator 20 Jan 2017

Excellent - I've been on a denim recycling theme this week as well. Great minds think alike!

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

This was a thin quality, much more fit for this small skirt than the usual denim.

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by rosakent 20 Jan 2017

Thats lovely, I do like recycling and denim is so adaptable, Jo

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thank you.

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by lidiad 20 Jan 2017

That's gorgeous!
Hugs, Lidia

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thanks Lidia. HUgs!

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by marfa 20 Jan 2017

So cute!

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mops by mops 20 Jan 2017

Thank you.

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