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Refashioning: Make an Upcycled Denim Skirt

August 19, 2019

It’s a great look for any season.

You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to this skirt. To make it, start with the Modern Gored Skirt sewing pattern from Indygo Junction. Customize it by personalizing its length, fabric and finishing embellishments. See how Laura from Trash To Couture gave it her look with denim panels and Dritz looped cord frog closures.

Refashioning: Make an Upcycled Denim Skirt


Refashioning: Make an Upcycled Denim Skirt

What a versatile make.

Check it out – it’s a year-round winner. Wear this skirt with bare legs for these end-of-summer days. Pair it with tights and boots when chillier temps arrive. Laura used various shades of denim to construct the skirt panels. She finished the look with two black looped closures called frogs (they are purely decorative). And, yes, you read that right: they are called frogs.

Indygo Junction Modern Gored Skirt sewing pattern

So many pattern options.

Take a look at the Modern Gored Skirt sewing pattern and take note of the choices you’ve got when it comes to constructing your version. The pattern offers three lengths – above the knee, mid-knee and mid-calf – and is best made in denim, quilting cotton or rayon.

Refashioning: Make an Upcycled Denim Skirt

The how-to.

Jump over to Trash To Couture to learn more about sewing the denim panels together and making this skirt.

Refashioning: Make an Upcycled Denim Skirt

Key Dritz products you’ll need.

The skirt has a hidden elastic waistband made with Dritz 1″ ribbed non-roll elastic. This type of elastic is ideal for waistbands because it doesn’t roll, which means it’s comfortable to wear and sits nicely at the waist.

Learn how to choose the right elastics for your sewing projects and print out this chart for quick reference. There are many styles of Dritz elastics available – each with unique features and benefits.

Refashioning: Make an Upcycled Denim Skirt

The Dritz frog closures add a really interesting finishing touch to the skirt – they are bold and command attention when placed at the hip. The frogs on this skirt are purely decorative – use one, two or even three of them to add punch to sewing projects like this. (Frogs are great looking functioning closures for robes, tops, jackets and vests.)

Refashioning: Make an Upcycled Denim Skirt

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Happy making!