My husband gave me some of his old jeans, so I finally got to try out a design from 99 Ways to Cut, Sew & Deck Out Your Denim.
I'm really happy with the finished product. I doubled the width of the top fabric strip from the pattern, because the photo looked wider than a 1" fabric strip used as a binding, and that 1" binding would have been too hard for my clumsy fingers to maneuver. Next time (I will definitely make this again) I'll widen the top fabric piece again to 3-4", and I'll widen the fabric width for the bottom piece to 6-8". You can see this pattern, #46 Miriam, on the Amazon page.
Otherwise, this book is fabulous. I was hesitant to order the book because I'm getting older and would feel silly still dressing like I'm in my 20's. But, there are 16 more projects in the book that I have tabbed and plan to make. Most of the designs are fun and modern, and just as creative as the ones from my favorite Project Runway episode (where they raid the denim warehouse and Christian makes pants from denim jacket sleeves).