Unlike many jeans refashions, this one is using only the leg of the jeans, not the fitted upper part, so any old jeans will do!
I used two pairs of kids' jeans. Cut off the legs and open them up into panels.
You should have something like this. Stitch them together to make one piece of fabric large enough to wrap around your body and to reach from waist to knees.
Next, I folded my fabric in half and cut out an a-line skirt, leaving room to sew up both sides. It is tapered up to the waist.
Time for a bleach bath. Things I learned: 1. don't leave the skirt in the bath overnight. It will disintegrate and you have to start all over again. 2. leave your bleach/ skirt potion outdoors. It won't make your laundry room smell like the local YMCA, plus I think the sun helped speed up the process. 3. different pairs of jeans bleached differently. One went pure white, one yellowed. That was okay with me though.
Once the bleaching was done (about 3 hours), I sewed a casing at the waistband and added elastic. This sounds bulky but it is actually quite smooth due to the skirt being tapered. To tie in my two different colored bleached denims, I added an applique flower with a cool button. It's my new favorite skirt!