Monday, March 22, 2010

jean upcycled

Having been inspired by a beautiful pair of designers jean pants, which was a clever patchwork of various jean pieces, I sewed my new pair by upcycling my family's worn-out pairs. The whole process of making them was so much fun! I drafted my first ever pattern for *real* clothes too.

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I feel like writing about my latest creation simple and short today, probably because I've had too much fun (you may call it "struggle") with it and currently have no energy for being creative any more. I had an extraordinarily long thought about where to put those pieces, but I couldn't find the right answer before finishing it. IS THERE THE RIGHT WAY TO PLACE THE CHOPPED CLOTHES ON A NEW PAIR OF JEAN PANTS, ANYWAY?

These are two fronts to be.
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Very tired four pairs of jeans in various depth of indigo blue
(2 grown-up's & 2 child's),
a new zipper,
and a self drafted pattern.
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Have a fun with your sewing!

yoshimixo

29 comments:

  1. Wow!! Those are AMAZING!!! I love the creativity! AND they look like a million bucks

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  2. Your jeans are brilliant ! The more I visit your blog, the more great ideas I find !

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  3. This is completely amazing. Fabulous!!

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  4. OH my goodness - those are just fantastic! They really look like designer jeans - but they are real, ecofriendly recycled ones.

    You must have a heavy duty machine to sew through all those layers of denim!

    And you drafted the pattern too? You are my hero.

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  5. These are so clever and look absolutely fabulous. Beautifully done, and so artistic. You have such a way with fabric, just amazing, you should be a designer!!

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  6. I have no words to describe your jeans. Will amazing, fantastic, stylish and stunning do? You would probably need a mortgage to buy them in a boutique.

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  7. WOW. That's absolutely amazing! Beautiful.

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  8. See? This is why you are a super sewing nemesis. You create spectacular beauty out of everything - including scraps! Curse you fabulously talented petite awesomely stylish sewing genius!

    (and if you ever decide to get rid of those jeans, send them my way.)

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  9. lorrwill, your curse made me burst into a big laugh when I was actually supposed to be silently typing! How nice! You guys have been so awesome and too kind to me. A BIG THANK YOU AND XOXO from yoshimi on the other side of our planet.

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  10. Sigh. Every time I look at these I jeans I desperately want some, exactly like these. They are gorgeous!
    I have nominated you for an award today. If you would like to accept, then please visit http://handmadebycarolyn.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunshine-award.html to find out the details. If you have time...

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  11. A M A Z I N G ! ! ! You're jeans are fabulous and you look great in them!

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  12. I usually prefer simple denim, but these jeans looks really good, would never expect to make such a good lookink jeans from peaces!

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  13. Super fantastic! Love those jeans!

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  14. Supercool jeans! Really something special and fantastically put together, I wish I could recycle jeans like that!

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  15. Quel travail !
    Très beau résultat

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  16. These jeans are so beautiful and inspiring! I'm so impressed. I tried to hem my own jeans and had a lot of trouble sewing through layers of denim - do you have any tips you could share about sewing with denim? (Also, I got my sachet and extra button and it has already carried my jewelry on a long trip across the U.S.!)

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  17. I love, love it ))) Felicitation for this so good idea !
    I'm in love with your blog, all your work is fantastic !
    and excuse-me for my bad english...

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  18. Krissy, thanks for letting me know that you got it! It's so nice to hear that you are using it too. And, for sewing denim, I use particular needles for denim and common span threads. If you are worried about the durability of seams in jeans, I'd recommend to sew a seam twice. I sewed this jeans very slowly, but there was no problem other than that. Find "denim needle", and you'll be perfect!

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  19. These are absolutely stylish! Can you provide a link to the designer or let us know which designer it was who inspired your version.

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  20. Hi there, thank you for the comment! The pair of jeans I adore is among trussardi1911 2010Spring/Summer collection for women. I'm sure you'll know which look is the one I'm talking about. I was basically.... too inspired.

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  21. Thanks for the information, yoshimi!

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  22. i am trying to make my own pair i hope you dont mind... i am not even sure they are going to come out as amazing as yours... this is a great idea!

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  23. Yoshimi, these jeans are so awesome and inspiring! I'm struggling right now to put together my own pair from 3 old pairs, and I keep coming back to look at yours. I hope you don't mind me linking to this post as I do my blog posts.

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    1. Hi Andrea, thank you for leaving your comment. Of course I don't mind you putting a link from your blog to this post at all! If I can say anything, it is that the most important key of refashioning is having fun. Good luck to you!!

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    2. Thanks Yoshimi. I need to remember that. It just seems like a lot of hard work at the moment!

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  24. Oh, how I just LOVE these jeans!! I am going to have to try this, denim is my favorite fabric to play with. I just LOVE denim. I have just found your blog, and I think it is AWESOME!!! Thank you for sharing your love of sewing with us!

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