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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:



”Oopsey






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11 comments:

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

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

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  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.... http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/01/threading-your-way-dresses-for-girls.html

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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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