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Reconstructed clothing

Post: #57827 funkypixie
Fri May 18, 2007 9:11 pm

I don't know what I do to my jeans, but I always wear through the right knee (always the right!) in less then three months flat. :roll: Anyway, I had a bit of a brainstorm earlier and turned a pair of jeans and scraps from a dress I wore to a wedding back in 1995 into a rather funky skirt!

I'm quite proud of it, even if I do say so myself. :oops: And it fits perfectly. I reckon I've got at least 3 more pairs lurking at the back of the wardrobe I can reconstruct. And I've started looking at DH's old shirts and wondering whether I can do something with them too???

Anyone else done anything similar?
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Post: #57828 red
Fri May 18, 2007 9:43 pm

post a picture?

mostly I seem to save material for all these wonderful things and that is as far as I get - always dreaming though..
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Post: #57829 Shirley
Fri May 18, 2007 10:33 pm

red wrote:post a picture?


Oh yes - please do!!!!!

mostly I seem to save material for all these wonderful things and that is as far as I get - always dreaming though..


....and don't I know THAT feeling!!
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Post: #57871 the.fee.fairy
Sat May 19, 2007 10:58 am

Use the rest of the legs to make patchwork! I'm in the middle of a patchwork quilt at the moment made of jeans and cords.

I love clothes reconstruction - making something good out of something ordinary!

Please post pics - i'd love to see your skirt! I'm thinking of making one with a pair of cords that i'd gone through the thigh (thunder thighs - they rub together and wear away the material :oops:), so i#d like to see how you got yours together.

Also - you can save the waistband and flies of jeans and attach them to patchwork layers to make a gypsy skirt with a proper waitband. I've got the top of a pair of cords to do this with when i get the chance!!

You've got me feeling all creative now. might get the sewing machine out when i get home tonight!

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Post: #57880 Wombat
Sat May 19, 2007 11:40 am

the.fee.fairy wrote:(thunder thighs - they rub together and wear away the material :oops:),


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Post: #58193 funkypixie
Tue May 22, 2007 4:58 pm

Pics will follow - as soon as I can wrest the camera from DH for long enough :roll:
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