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DIY Distressed Denim Skirt

Skirt is Shirt
Flowers on my Shoulders

I can’t believe I haven’t owned a denim skirt in years!  Seriously…This is a casual southern wardrobe staple! 

Today, I sought to rectify this situation with this Eddie Bauer mumsy denim skirt (a freebie…yay!).

diy distressed denim skirt refashion
Serious Mom Skirt

As is, this is fairly awful.  It looks like something my 3rd grade teacher would have worn. 

To take this skirt from spinster to stylish, I first made a big cut.

cutting off bottom of denim skirt

I wanted to let the hem fray, but I didn’t want to leave my skirt looking quite so unfinished. 

Luckily, I had a spool of super-thick thread made for sewing denim in my stashy stash. 

I sewed two rows of straight stitches above the line where I didn’t mind letting the skirt fray.

close up of bottom frayed hem and stitching
A bit more of a finished look

That’s it!  🙂  I now have a wardrobe staple that has been missing from my closet for oh-so-long! 🙂

DIY Distressed Denim Skirt after
From Frump to Fabu!

The stitches will keep my skirt from fraying beyond that point, so my new DIY distressed denim skirt should last a long long time!


DIY Distressed Denim Skirt before and after
Skirt is Shirt
Flowers on my Shoulders