Sunday, September 28, 2014

Project run and play: Denim

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.


The 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.





13 comments:

  1. So cool that you were able to take inspiration from the cut-up pieces! I love how it came together--that floral is the perfect accent.

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  2. Recycling + Denim + Print = Darling
    Deborah @ Sew Much To Give

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  3. Thank you very much for the positive reactions!

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  4. Lovely! Your bias trim is so pretty too. Great interpretation of the denim theme!

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    1. Thanks, it was a coincidental succes :)

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  5. I love the patchwork and the flowered accents!

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  6. Very cute, very creative, and very feminine! Love, Momma Shaffer

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  7. Good job on the darling jumper. I had just dyed my denim when I learned about the challenge... it's so fun when these challenges work out.

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    1. Joy, I saw your coat yesterday and I loved the color! Was is originally blue?

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  8. Wow, very cute Miran! Nice job. :)

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  9. This is so fun! The flowers are a perfect accent!

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    1. Thank you, I was very happy the flowers matched as well just as I hoped.

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