Start off by finding an old pair of jeans that still fit in the waist but not in the length. Cut off the bottom of the jeans about 3 inches above where you want the bottom of your ruffle to hit. I wanted capri length instead of pant length because it is still so warm outside.
Now sew your ribbon on. Make sure that you sew to the ends of the seems and don't sew the seems flat.
Now repeat with your remaining ribbon.
Now close those seems back up. Sew down the line that is left from the original seem and then sew a zig zag down the edge. (Sorry the purple thread I used doesn't really show up well.)
Now that part is all done and you can add a darling ruffle. Now I was researching how others added their ruffles and I ran across the most perfect tutorial at From An Igloo. it is so perfect I am going to send you over there. Her tutorial makes the ruffle not only way cute but also a very good quality. The only change I made was preference. I wanted my ruffle a bit fuller so I tripled my measurement of the circumference of the bottom of the jeans. My younger daughter's jean leg circumference was 10 inches so I cut my strip 30 inches long. I thought it was perfect.
I am so happy with they way these jeans turned out.
I hope you like them as much as I do.
Next week I will show you the shirt I made to go with them. You should be excited.
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