Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DIY TUTORIAL!!! Reconstructed Jeans to Fabulous Maxi!

Hello!!!!

I have been obsessed with denim maxi's and lately I have had my eye on one from Diesel and one from True Religion, both are almost $300!!! yeah...no! so I decided to make my own versions of these skirts and show you how to make one in the process ;-) Here is the inspiration skirt


Tutorial!





xoxo
mimi g.




56 comments:

  1. Go Mimi...Loving your skirts!!! Work it mamacita!!! :)

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  2. Love love both!!!! Super cute

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  3. How cool is that!! (Wait, did I just tell my age? lol) These are so great, who new it was so easy.
    My friend works for a company that recycles and sells old jeans back to clothing manufacturers. Truly, that is the only way they can make this maxi, is with OLD jeans.
    Way to go Mimi.

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  4. I stumbled on your blog when I was looking for maxi tutorials on Pinterest. Now I am a follower and borderline addict! I was super excited to see this tutorial tonight. I was just searching for a tutorial on this. I Love your style. Also happy to see you are a fellow Rican!

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  5. Yes ma'am! I have been seeing these skirts too. I didn't even watch the video yet but thanks in advance!

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  6. Screams!!! I will be trying this ASAP!!!

    thank you so much Ms. Mimi!!

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  7. You see this is exactly why I stalk your blog... you always come up with some really innovative and great ideas. I was thinking of transforming two of my pants into skirts for a long while now and, there you are. Your like an angel sent down from sewing heaven. I don't know...you got some esp,mind reading thing going on....I think I'm a little scared....lol

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  8. Thank you! Finally a clear tutorial on how to make a blue jean skirt.

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  9. I think I double posted. My connection was lost.

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  10. Be still me heart! Now you just may be barking up my tree. Reconstructing my favorite staple: Denim, denim, more denim, and old denim! LOL I can't wait to watch this tutorial and take notes. I hope I can achieve this even with a couple pair of jeans that my 40 yr old thighs aren't quite comprehending me trying to squeeze them into 10 year old jeans anymore. LOL Ive been heading denim in the hopes of returning to that size comfortably. Le sigh. And I love how you make the simplest thing look so darn fabulous. You'll forever have a star on the seamstress hall of fame! And I'm first posting a comment. *Does Stanky Sewing Leg* LMBO

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  11. Just finished watching the video and aside from how ridiculously easy you made reconstructing the jeans to skirt look, my eyes stars fixiated on those gorgeous green nails. LOL I really am led to pull out my daughters started machine and have her help me on what I'm planning on using as a start to my summer sewing endeavor. Send me all your crafty girl sewing vibes. I'm gonna need them. My youngest is 10 and yes we started her in private see lessons so I'm hoping she can offer me some assistance. Thank you for taking the time to teach your viewers step by step. I'll be sure to send a finish product pic!

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  12. Why spend the money? yours are a million times better than the store one. Perfection!

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  13. I LOVE THIS! $300? I think not.
    Great job as always Mimi.

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  14. wow great skirt you did so good!!
    love the neon pops!

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  15. Cute! Love it. I was eyeing the one Folake had on last week and thought about doing the same thing. But I need to be in the mood to deconstruct! LOL

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  16. AWESOME....Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. I love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  18. OMG I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE YOU!!!! I was on ebay the other day trying to find a skirt just like this for myself. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this tutuorial even though I am brand new at sewing this is definitely going to be one of the first things I make! You're the best miss Mimi :)

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  19. I was negere a big fan of denim skirts but love it and the fit is flawless!

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  20. I like yours WAY more than the inspiration skirt.

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  21. Mimi..girl you got me thinking that I can sew! LOL
    I'm trying this asap. I've made 4 skirts maxi skirts and 2 maxi dresses. And tutored someone else on a maxi.LOL...that was funny, you should have been there.

    Anyway I'm trying the denim maxi this weekend. My little micky-mouse sewing machine can't handle double denim I'm sure. So maybe I'll get some nice batik material for the center panel.

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  22. Mimi, you are so inspirational! You always make my day....thanks for all the tutorials. I know they take a lot of time and effort to do, but they surely make a lot of your followers, like me, look at sewing in a new and fashionable direction!
    Thanks again!

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  23. Oh my goodness!!! This is right up my alley. I have been wanting to make a jean skirt that had some sassiness. I had thought about the other one you did before,but I love these even better. I am definitely putting this on my to-do list. They look fabulously awesome!!!!

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  24. I think I need to check out some clearance racks. I will defintitely be doing this tutorial. Unfortunately but fortunately I donated many of my old jeans. I figure someone else could love them as much I did, but now I wish I would have kept them. lololol

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  25. Mimi, you make me wish I would have taken Home Ec 101/Sewing more seriously. Your style is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I love that skirt/maxi...

    -Lynn

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  26. These skirts are giving me LIFE!!!! Hallalujah

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  27. You create the most amazing and awesome items!! And to think I was just about to get rid of three pair of jeans. Love those skirts!

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  28. Mimi......you are talented girlfriend! Love it*__*

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  29. I really want to do this. You make it look like anyone can do it. I searched threw my closet yesterday and I don't have 2 pair of jeans that I don't wear anymore. :-( I do have a pair of True Religion that are to tight in the thigh area, but i'm to afraid to take a risk with such an expensive pair of jeans. Soooo I decided to check out the thrift store. I was over whelmed. Their items are not sized. I was frustrated and left. :-( It's looking like i'm going to have to purchase two pair of jeans to do this project.

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  30. Okay, now this is something I think I can attempt, because let's just say some of my past projects have been um....aweful. Yeah, but I'm DOING this on Saturday! Thanks!

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  31. Trish girl go back to the thrift and try again! LOL! I am going thrifting this weekend for this very purpose. It IS overwhelming because they have a lot of stuff. You just have to be focused and determined!

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  32. Love these, you come up with some amazing ideas!! I have several pairs of jeans I try this on!!



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  33. Fabulous!
    What kind of stitch did you use?
    x Z

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  34. Girl you have skills!!! I need to run out and get me a sewing machine so I can try this!!!

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  35. Girl you have skills!!! I need to run out and get me a sewing machine so I can try this!!!

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  36. OMGosh Mimi this is insane!! I can't sew a lick but you sure make me want to learn! LOL! If I keep watching u I might just shock myself and pick up some scissors. Great tut!

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  37. Love the skirt you make it look so easy you know I just gave away some things to the womens for domestic violence . I will have to see what else I have thanks for the tut.!!!

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  38. Okay Mimi, I had a bag of clothes that I was about to give away with 2 perfect pairs of jeans for this project. I have pinned up the front and will be attempting to sew this on Friday for Saturday, I will reveal the finished project when I complete it! I have some ideas for this skirt. You have made my teenage daughter who has to wear a uniform to school a very happy young lady. We will be doing this with some of her khakis from last year and some thrifted khakis to change it up a little. I love this idea! Keep them coming.

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  39. Yours look WAAAAAAY better than the $300 inspiration pair!!
    Thank you for sharing tha luv!

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  40. Yours looks WAAYYYYY better than the $300 inspiration maxi!!!
    Thanx for sharin tha luv!!

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  41. I agree about liking your example better than the other photo of the skirt for sale. Thank you for the informative video and the inspiration. I am going to give it a try.

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  42. Great idea, thanks for sharing! Greetings from Slovakia :-)

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  43. I sorry my english is veryso i going to make lot of mistakes... but you're blog make me crazy because it's incredible.thanks for all clears and completed tuto.You've all lot of talent and you're beautiful.now all day I follow you on your blog to see the look of the day.please don't stop

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  44. thank you for sharing this is some awesomenes gonna try it.

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  46. Mimi...it's your number one and two stalker fans...first cousins LaSonja and LaRenda...that skirt and you in it, is hey, hey and mo' hey!!! I am sooo gonna try this...I'll be sure to share photos of the finished product.

    Oh...and what happened to that potato sack ensemble...still waiting...lmao!!!

    Team Mimi FOREVER!!!

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  47. OMG I just FINISHED a skirt!!!! I wantched the tutorial in full first then as I worked along I rewatched and backed up when I needed to and OMG it is PERFECT!!!! You are AMAZING I wanna make another one RIGHT NOW!!!!!

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  49. is this video gone forever?

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  50. The video is no longer available. What happened to it??

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  51. The video is gone. What happened to it?? I'd really like to see it, but I don't know why the pics would still be up for the tutorial, but the tutorial video be gone.

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  52. I had just dug out the maternity clothes for the next go 'round. I found two BAD pairs of jeans handed down from a friend. And then I found your fabulous tutorial for inspiration. I now have a rockin' skirt that I will actually miss once the baby is born. :) Great work on the tutorial! It's so nice to watch a well put together video and it makes it so easy to whip up a project. My grandma made a mini skirt like this after I spotted one in Erin Brockavich, but this time I had to go it alone. Your excellent video gave me the confidence to jump right in on Friday afternoon. I raked in the complements at church on Sunday! (Sorry if this is a bit of a duplicate, I think blogger may have eaten my first comment and I'd rather praise you twice than not at all!)

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.