But anyways, since it's spring break I don't have any classes to take or lessons to teach and I'm not 100% back to my typical energetic, intellectual self. So I'm crafting, and taking my time at it.
I had also just recently seen a post about a peekaboo pleat. So I decided to use the pleat on the skirt. I don't have the mental stamina to write a true tutorial, but I'll give a general idea.
I chopped the legs off and ironed out the cuff ( I got 9 more inches that were hidden away up there!)
I hemmed the skirt just by folding the bottom edge up twice and sewing at the top and bottom of the fold.
I also removed the giant belt loops since I knew I wouldn't wear it with a belt and they just seem weird and giant so I scrapped them.
I folded the bottom edge of the top of the jeans up and sewed the pleated section to it, (again sewing at the bottom and top of the fold) and tada!
I realize the pictures make me seem like a little school girl with the high socks. But I was wearing them under sweat pants (I'm resting, remember?)
I also realized as I took the pictures that, as much as I love my craftsmanship on the skirt, it's not really my style. So I took one thing I wasn't going to wear and made something else I'm not going to wear. Soooo....
I'm probably going to sell it. Once I take that big step and open my etsy shop, it'll be up for grabs!
See you soon!