It's summer and stinkin' hot in Port Douglas. The kids & I spend days in the pool, and wear t-shirts and shorts when we leave the house. The air con is on most of the time - and when it's not on, we wish that it was.
But I know my Northern Hemisphere friends are feeling the cold.
So, this one is for you, my NH readers.
Ruffle bums are very popular in Australia, and I thought I'd try to make some ruffle bum jeans - refashioned, of course.
These jeans were a great thrift store find - they are practically new and in great condition. I loved the stitching on the leg, and decided to keep the external stitches for awesome style.
Make sure you fold & stitch the sides under. Put the strips aside for now.
Pin it to the inside of the jeans, with the right side of the dot-fabric facing the wrong side of the jeans.
Measure equal markings to ensure the ruffles are evenly spaced. Again, use chalk.
Turn the waist down, making casing for the elastic. Thread through - and you're done!
I put the jeans on my daughter for the photos - air con blasting, of course.
Etsy Store... they are fun to make, but not practical for our climate. And by the time we visit Grammy & Poppa in Colorado, Cate will need a larger pair...