Two days before I read about the project run and play themes (denim for week three) I had cut all my old jeans in 15 cm times 30 cm rectangles! I had seen a great quilted jeans cover thought it was a great way to recycle those 20 plus jeans item that were waiting to get repurposed. After seeing the themes I was having a dillema. I was not planning to buy new (denim) fabric but liked to participate in all four weeks of project run and play. While I had been cutting the huge pile of jeans I had already noticed I had far too much for one cover, which is why I decided to take the challenge to sew up something using my rectangles.
description of the theme gave the impression that I was allowed to use
some other fabric and to dial down on the jeans look I added blue/gold
flower fabric. I already owned some gold colored snaps which perfectly
match the gold in the flower fabric.
I was inspired by
the swing skirt of Compagnie M and and asymmetric front from No big dill.
I used a bodice pattern piece I had lying around. The skirt is made of 6
jeans rectangles and 6 flower fabric rectangles (all 15cm time 30cm)
and I box pleated the skirt in such a way that the pleats are 10 cm
wide. I cut some bias binding from the flower fabric using a tutorial from Melly sews.
Any good dress should stand a good
twirl test. This time I finished even before the link up is open, yeah!
This leaves me more than a week to make my fourth project.