Waste not, want not.....isn't that what we used to be taught before we became a throw away society? Well I had that old saying in mind when I decided to repurpose my FAVORITE pair of old jeans. While sorting the laundry I noticed I could definately see light through the seat of my pants! I was getting ready to toss them when I caught myself and said to my husband, "I think I can use these for something". He looked at me funny but he has learned it is best not to go there..... So I stuck them in my sewing room to wait for inspiration and yesterday it finally came. An apron. Yeah! Cuz we all know how much a country girl loves another apron! It just took some scraps of fabric and liberal use of my scissors and my old jeans will see many more years of use.After trimming my jeans' ahem "seat" to a cute little curved shape, I cut 2 strips of pretty fabric 5 inches by 45 inches. Sewn end to end to make one 5 by 90 inch strip and folded in half length wise I now had a generous pleated flounce. I took another 2 strips of coordinating fabric cut 4 inches by 22 inches to make the waist ties. These were also folded in half and sewn along one short and one long edge. Turned right side out, these were attached to the waistband.
Here is a view of the bottom edge with ruffle attached. I top stitched on the jean side to keep it all tidy.
Here is the wasteband on the wrong side with the ties sewn on. You can also see how I finished the side edges.