You Will Need:
A length of scrap fabric (optional)
1. Begin by ripping out the crotch of the jeans. You don't have to go all the way to the hem; just go a little beyond the desired length of the finished skirt.
Open up the jeans and lay a piece of leg fabric beneath the back V-shape of the in-progress skirt.
6. Topstich the godets in place.
7. You may now either hem the skirt by making a narrow hem, or you may lengthen the skirt by adding a ruffle, as I did. To add a ruffle, cut a rectangular piece of scrap fabric about 1 1/2 times the measurement of the hem of the skirt. (If you want a fuller ruffle, use fabric 2 or 2 1/2 times the length.) You may either sew a narrow hem on one side of the ruffle, or you may fold the ruffle material in half, as I did. Sew basting stitches along the top of the ruffle, pull up the bobbin threads, and pin the ruffle to the skirt, right sides together. (See this tutorial for more details on how to gather fabric.) Stitch in place.