In case you were wandering this sample has been made from completely recycled materials. I made use of the fabric from a pair of my husbands old jeans, a maxi skirt and some denim scraps left over from a previous project. The seams on the front panels are misleading as they are not part of the pattern, but in fact the outside leg seam of the original jeans. You all know by know how much I love denim and different tones of blue and I had been saving these garments to use on a special project such as this. I am also trying to be a bit more environmentally aware when producing samples, as I can tear through fabric perfecting a style. I am calling this a sample, but actually it's now my skirt.
The different blues do help to highlight all of the style lines, such as the pocket shapes.
I have whacked on some large back pockets. I can't stand pockets that are too small, as they make my bottom look more expansive than it needs to look!
I love recycling denim. It has such a divine feel to it and already has the worn look that I like. It is so easy to get hold of too. I mean I had been squirreling items away as and when, but similar items to the ones I cut up could easily be found in any charity shop. The quality of the denim is better and cheaper than buying the yardage.
Here are some examples of how you can also re-use old denim to make uber cool new clothes.
The first sample I made to check the details was this one made of a light weight chambray. Things have been tweaked since, but I love the lightweight of it. This will be perfect for the summer with stripey tops and clogs.
So, there is still some work for me to do and I still need to try out the maxi version, but it is not too far from being a thing.
I now have enough testers, but thank you so much for your responses! I am very grateful :-) xxx
Here are some mood images from my Pinterest board to leave you with. Loving the image with the trainers!!!