Friday, August 29, 2014

Up-cycled Denim Skirts

I have been trying a few new techniques for updating denim skirts.  I've seen a lot of jeans made into skirts and skirts with gathered tiers added but when I saw a skirt with a knitted lace flounce I just had to try my hand at the look.  I added a row of blanket stitching using size 3 cotton in off white. I used an embroidery needle making it quite easy to get through the denim.  After the blanket stitching was in place I used cotton yarn and picked up one stitch in each blanket stitch.  I choose a simple 10 stitch repeat lace pattern and began the knitted section repeating the pattern until the yarn ran out.  The finished skirt is about 18 inches long.   I love the look!  If you like it the finished skirt if for sale on my Etsy shop. 

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