I bought these jeans on a walk past a sale rail in M&S back in Spring, I thought they were OK but as the summer went on they just got too big in the thigh and did nothing for my bottom. I am not saying a £10 pair of jeans owes me a penny for my backside but they went into the rag bag as a poor impulse buy which I felt bad about.
Then I raked them back out because I loved that starry denim, I couldn't buy that anywhere.
I had a little measure
and a snippety snip.
inspired by this...
Some top stitching and Ta dah!
A new denim mini skirt saving those cute little stars for another year. The thighs were so big I didn't even need to put in the little triangle insert. My eco-equilibrium has been reset. Phew, that was close!
PS: An oversight on my part - The book is fabulous, it is called Dressmaking the complete step by step guide by Alison Smith (DK Publishers) If you are new to making clothes it has all the technique you will ever need and the next advanced level and a complete pattern wardrobe to download.