I hadn’t really planned on making anything for the dolls last night, but Megan came downstairs with a pair of Forever 21 jeans that she had outgrown and with a hole in the knee and she asked me what she should do with them. I told her to give them to me and I would do something with them. It took me all of five minutes to come up with the first idea.
Ta-da! A no sew denim skirt that literally took me 2 minutes to make and I didn’t have to spend any money! Chrissa is our model and she is wearing a hat by Mini Me Dolly Divas, McKenna’s sweater, her new jean skirt and shoes by Madame Alexander. She is posing on the My Dolls Life Reversible Playscene runway, too.
Start with a pair of jeans that have some stretch to them. These are Forever 21 jeans that are on the thin side, have plenty of stretch and only cost $11 to start with. (FYI – Forever 21 jeans are super comfy according to Megan and at $11 you can get 3 pair for the price of one pair at Hollister on sale!) The ankle opening on this pair of jeans is 5″ across when laid flat. Not all jeans will work as no-sew, but you could adapt this idea to leggings or any pant with a finished hem and some stretch to it.
Measure how long you want the skirt to be and cut straight across. I made the first one a little long so I had to roll the waist a bit, but the second one I got right. You can roll the waist out like this or fold in inwards to create a better line if you have a shorter shirt. And you are done!
Another look by Chrissa. This time she paired the skirt with a flannel tunic from Springfield Dolls.
Marisol goes for a cozy look with her AG winter vest and a long sleeve shirt. She is wearing McKenna’s shoes but I don’t think they really match this outfit. I’ll find a different pair for her later today.
So, before you throw away a pair of jeans, leggings or other clothes you may think have seen their better days, give them a second look – you may be able to give them new life as fashions for your dolls.