Required Materials:

Vintage pair of men’s jeans
(I strongly recommend Levi’s® 501’s)


For Long Skirts (10 ruffles)
1/2 yard of muslin
Thread that matches the vintage jean stitching
For 10 different ruffles: 1/3 yard cuts of 10 fabrics
OR 10 Fat Quarters
For 5 different ruffles: Use 2 of each fabric for
each side of the skirt (1/3 yard cuts of 5 fabrics)
OR 5 fat quarters
10 ruffles all the same fabric: 1 1/4 yards of fabric
for ruffle without trim OR if trim is desired, then
1/3 yard for a contrast trim is required


For Short Skirts (6 ruffles)
1/3 yard of muslin
Thread that matches the vintage jean stitching
6 different ruffles: 1/4 yard cuts of 6 fabrics
OR 6 Fat Quarters
3 different ruffles: 1/4 yard cuts of 3 fabrics
OR 3 Fat Quarters
6 ruffles all the same: 1⁄2 yard of fabric with
no trim OR if trim is desired, then 1/4 yard for a
contrast trim is required.
* Fabric used in the front and back cover Retro Granny
Skirt ruffles, is from the Moda “French General” line!

Retro Granny Skirt

$11.00 Regular Price
$6.00Sale Price
  • So ... this is not some new trick. Hippies were repurposing jeans back in the 1960’s. Using great techniques to make an awesome fitted, sexy retro granny skirt is a very fun thing to do! No one will be the wiser that this was a pair of men’s jeans ... except for the worn place on the back pocket where once a wallet was placed. Make it as wild and crazy as you want with 10 different fabrics, or tone it down using one fabric. But you must love-love what you do ... whatever it may be! Live life.

     

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