[DIY denim blazer]
What up, what up, what uuuppppp? That sleeveless DIY blazer that everyone one saw in my sewing room reveal, that's what! I got so many inquiries and e-mails about that DIY blazer on the stand. I finished the armholes and I am going to share it with you here today. I will style this DIY blazer and take pictures another time but I wanted to answer a few questions that were presented to me about this project.First let me say that I love refashioning or re-purposing denim and not to toot my own horn, I think I'm pretty good at it. I hold on to all the denim in my house, I had some acid wash denim that I used on this blazer back from who knows when. They were my son's jeans from when he was a little one so I only had a small amount to that to use. This is another Simplicity 1421 blazer, sleeveless this time.
How do I piece the denim together?
If I have a piece big enough for the pattern piece then I just cut it out using seams, pockets and hems if I can. Otherwise I sew pieces together to make larger pieces.
How do I decide what denim to use?
I just mix and match whatever I have or what moves me at that moment. I try to make sure you can see the difference in all the pieces.
How do I manage to sew over the thick pieces?
I try to trim as much of the thickness as I can away from the seams or the sections I am sewing together. Also make sure to use a denim needle and lastly take my time sewing over the thickness.
How do I choose what garments I want to make with the recycled denim?
I don't know, I just do it! I always have denim in my sewing space, so it's always in my face. I do try to remember that if I am using the recycled denim to be mindful of patterns with difficult seams or intersections. That could end up being an issue if I want to use the seams and pockets of the recycled denim.
This skirt below was made for someone for a post but I never received the photographs that were promised. I thought I would share anyway. The Afro lady is the recycled denim used for this project.
Below a few other Re-fashioned/Re-purposed denim projects