Yep, two bins full of jeans. When I heard what the Refashioners' theme was this year I decided I was going to have to make a significant dent in my stash of holy jeans, if not use them up entirely.
My first plan for some of these jeans? A dress made from 4 pairs of jeans and a upholstery remnant using Simplicity 1103.
I always need pockets in my dresses so I took advantage of the pockets the jeans already had.
Since all jeans fade differently, rather than to attempt to find 4 pairs of jeans in my stash that were approximately the same color I opted to mix light and dark denim for a color blocking effect.
I'm a rather a fan of paisley, as illustrated by the upholstery fabric center panel, so I decided to carry that theme around the entire dress by cutting little paisleys from my scraps and appliqueing them onto the skirt panels.
I love my new dress! To get an indepth look on exactly how I made it check out my blog post!
4 pairs of old jeans used up, now lots more to go! Anybody else refashioned old jeans into something else entirely? I have a few more ideas up my sleeve, but will they be enough to use up my stash? That is the question.
Alyssa, The Sewing Goatherd