Re-Doin' it Wednesday- Denim and Lace

I can not believe how many people wrote me such nice comments and emails about my skirt redo last Wednesday! Yeah for having the most blog views I have ever had before... it was really kinda exciting! So with out further ado here is this weeks re-do! From maternity jean to super cute jumper!

Here are the jeans I started with. A size M maternity jeans that THANK YOU LORD i will never have to wear again. I would have passed them on but there was a hole in the crotch because the denim was stretch and i was way to big to be squeezing them on :) (I was going to use that other piece of fabric to pleat around the bottom but I got scared) not pictured was the pillow case I took the lace trim off of, but that's where it came from

I cut the legs off the pants (I considered re-making the top part into maternity Daisey dukes but quickly decided no one would want to see that :) )
There are two seams in a pair of jeans. I pictured this jumped with the big seam out

So I folded the legs inside out and cut up the seam so I ended up with two wide pieces of denim with the good seam in the middle.
I wanted to use the bottom hems (cuffs? i dont know what they are called but the bottom part you always step on ) so I matched the two bottoms and pinned them together while I did the rest of the pattern.
I took a tank top that fit my daughter and had nice openings and traced it
then I cut it out (notice I made a 3 inch deep neck line... but I wish it would have been lower)
then I serged all the edges and I really like the way it looked. (this is my first time using my new serger, and while it did was it was suppose to do i wasnt that impressed to I will have to work on learning more on it)
I put the two pieces right side together and sewed the top shoulders together
(she was saying EWWWW i dont want to wear baby belly pants lol attitude:)
then I laid it out on the table and pinned on the lace trim. I decided I wanted it on top of the seam I serged.
then I top stitched it on.

Next I flipped the pieces right sides together and serged the sides together. TaDa a jumper!!

but I didn't stop there I fished it off with more lace trim on the bottom. Im not a fa of pinning (I mean the literal pinning not the Pinterest kind .. cause I love that:) ) So I just matched it up to the hem/cuff/seam as I went and made it pretty on the bottom!

Isn't she pretty!! I want to put some fabric flowers on there too but decided that was from another day!

I bragged about my self here:




  1. What a great idea! And such a cute little model!

  2. Awesome idea! It's the circle of fashion life :)

  3. Fabulous idea and a great tutorial. Love lace with denim!!! I would love for you to share this (and any other dresses) at my linky that's exclusively for Girls' Dresses....

  4. This is great, you did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing, visiting via Get Your Brag On

  5. lovely recon. that touch of lace really makes it so sweet!

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  7. That's adorable! And your model is pretty cute too! I'm so jealous of people who can sew! You make it seem so easy! Thanks for sharing at my party!

  8. Oh my goodness! This turned out so, so cute! I can't believe you thought to make this from jeans. I have a drawer full of jeans--I need to use them more often. Your daughter is so sweet, and I love the jumper! Thanks for sharing at Oopsey Daisy!

  9. I love this!
    I wish I had
    a "LITTLE" girl
    DD is 10 but
    petite so maybe...

  10. It looks great! She's so adorable. And haha at her baby belly pants sass. :) She looks like she wound up loving it. Congrats on your most ever page views!


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