Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Paisley and Denim Jeanius Dress

Who else has been following The Refashioners 2016 over at Makery? This year the theme is jeanius, refashion jeans into something. I'm not sure about you, but I have loads of old worn out jeans in my stash that need a new purpose.

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.


leaf said...

Very cute!

Chickie Walsh said...

I love the different colors and all the pieces that go together so well. It's a lot of detail work for you to do and it came out very pretty.

jennifer elliott said...

The dress is fantastic! Great job! I love the mix of jeans and the paisley appliques. Again, great job.

Jennifer, EOD

Alyssa Wesselmann said...

Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with this dress!

fabrichoarder said...

You'd never know that was jeans!