LastMinuteLucie and the search for time

I was a bit nervous of this week’s challenge because I don’t wear skirts particularly and, as I wanted to make something I would wear I had to go down the jacket route. I also thought I had a LOT of demin as I had been saving all my old jeans, but when I went to my stash I remembered I’d cut 85% of it into tea plate sized circles for patchwork…
Ah well. Working with the one pair of denim jeans and the black/teal corduroys I had plus some fabric left over from cutting a sale buy Monsoon dress into a top, I used a 1970′s safari jacket pattern for the basic cutting out of pieces. I was pleased to get all the bits I needed from the fabric I had -¬†achieved mainly because I decided to shorten the jacket and leave the sleeves off!

I put it together and discovered it was far too boxy for me, so spent a considerable amount of time adjusting, darting, recutting armholes and basically fitting it to me.

I have some hand sewing to do still and I’m considering what to put on the front – can’t decide whether to put buttons on, add some bling in place of buttons or leave it plain. I also think that it really needs lining to cover up all the adjustments inside, but other than that I’m pleased with it :D

denim front denim back

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Comments on: "denim – the second week of the refashion runway challenge" (9)

  1. That is so cool! I love the combination of fabrics, especially the hidden floral on the bottom of the collar. A toggle closure (like they have on Mandarin shirts) might like really neat.

  2. This is really cool! Great job! :)

  3. […] You can see how she did it on her blog: Making Time To Create […]

  4. These are great! I need to go find some old denim now! ~Laurie

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