Monday, August 15, 2011

Sewing for Momma: Upcycled Denim skirt

Last night I woke up at 2 am... This would usually not be horrible because normally I'd go to the fridge, get a light snack and go back to bed. However, I had to get blood work done today so I had to fast after midnight. My tummy was rumbling and I couldn't go back to sleep so I decided to sew some to get my mind off it til I was tired enough to sleep.

I will say, it is amazing what one can come up with at the wee hours of the morning. In my stash, I have had this brightly colored striped fabric. I paid $2.16 a yard for it at Hancocks because it was already marked down and then it was 40% off! AWESOME!

So at 2 am I started trying to think... What could I make with this? Not like I don't have enough half finished projects... But I wanted to try something new. I began thinking upcycled. Thats when I remembered some jeans I cut off this summer. I only cut them off because it was a million degrees and I was in a house without ac for 7 hours... Lame! But enough chit chat! Here is what I made at 2 am this morning:

TADA!! I really like it! However, it is more raw then I would like. I am going to make another but more put together and I promise a tutorial when I do. Unfortunately, I can't be cutting all my jeans up so I will have to go thrift some.

So tell me: What do you do when you are up and can't sleep?


  1. I'm a terrible wife, and when I can't sleep I keep poking my husband and whining about it. He rarely even remembers it in the morning, and isn't a big help anyway. SO then I read a book. I've learned my lesson numerous times about trying to sew when sleepy. That is how your project ends up sewn to your nightgown! (Not that I've done that of course ;)

  2. That skirt is so cute! You did a great job!

    I would love for you to share at my link party going on right now at The Crafty Blog Stalker!

  3. What a crafty idea! Saw you on linky party and now google following you. Please pop by, Karima :)

  4. It's just too darn cute! Great job! When I can't sleep I start playing Skip Bo on Direct TV. Yep, it annoys my husband horribly to hear that TV come on, but he goes right back to sleep and knows better than to say anything! Lol! Thank you so much for linking up to It's a Party and I'm now following you! Can't wait to see what you do this week when you can't sleep!

  5. When I can't sleep (or get woken up by a baby) I blog!! That is why I am here tonight! Great post. Love your upcycle project and thanks so much for joining me at Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope you will be back this week!!