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Topic: JEANDRESS number one!! **NOW WITH ADDED TUTE!!*******  (Read 54915 times)
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« on: May 25, 2008 05:51:20 AM »

I recently got a HUGE bag of random clothes, including like 5 pairs of jeans, so i thought I'd make something from them! so heres what i call 'Jean-Dress Number One'' Smiley

It started out life as a large stretch pair of jeans, and took all of a few hours to recon!I was just messing and randomly decided to cut the legs in half, and sewed them together to make a sort of imitation corset, then added the skirt!and the best thing is that it doesnt need a zip as the fabrics stretch!yay!

 Without the belt>> cant decided whether to wear it with the belt or without it?

the back of the skirt turned out to be a little wonky but im hoping no-one will be looking there too much to notice!loL!:P

and finally a side view!

ps. is anyone interested in taking part in my Jean-A-Long??

okay its finally here!!!ive actually gotten around to posting a tute. Its my first one so sorry if i explain too much or too little, and im really hoping the following actually makes sense lol!
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MAKE SURE THAT THE JEANS YOU'RE USING ARE AT LEAST A FEW SIZES TOO BIG!!if not then you will have to leave the zip in the skirt of the jean-dress.

okay firstly you start with an ordinary pair of jeans and cut off the legs as shown below:

(btw i drew a green line beside the inside seam, and a red line along the outside one, hope that helps!god knows, i got confused enough times when making the dress!or maybe thats just me!lol!)

Next you turn the jean legs so that the outside seam faces you. this will be the front of the jean-dress. i liked the outside seam far better than the inside one, it was folded nicely.

(again, the red line marks the outside seam)

Now you cut along the thick black line.

Open up the jean legs, and sew together (for some reason, in this pic i turned the jean legs the other way around...it shows the back of the material)

Now turn it around the right way up, and put two darts into the front (marked by black lines) to make a sweetheart neckline.

Then hem the top. The back of the 'corset' doesnt need a zipper if you're using stretch material, so just sew it together at the back to make a tube.

And on to the skirt part...cut out the zip and sew the two parts together.

make adjustments to the back (marked by safety pins)

Now hem the bottom. I didnt like the waistband of the jeans, so I unpicked the stitching and took it off, then just sewed the corset top to the skirt. Finally i sewed on the little hoops for the belt.

thanks for looking, and plz do tell me if you think of a way to make this tute better.

ps. also post the creations inspired by this here!i really wana see what everyone comes up with!!:)
« Last Edit: June 09, 2008 04:00:13 PM by lucifers angel » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008 06:02:48 AM »

YES !!! Tute, tute, tute!!! Whooaaa! I just hit the 'this rocks' button!!
I want to try this! It's awesome!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008 06:14:22 AM »

awwww thank you!:) tute will hopefully be up in the next day or two!!

oooh plz join my jean sewalong!

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008 06:33:23 AM »

Whoa... Shocked This is completely and utterly amazing! A tute would be awesome. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008 07:27:56 AM »

That's great! And I like it with the belt.


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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008 07:30:34 AM »

Very cute!  I like how the straps give it a lingerie kinda look.  It fits you great!That is not easy with denim, good job!

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008 07:51:36 AM »

I WANT THE TUTORIAL!! LOL I looooove the dress and I have a bunch of old jeans lyingaround!! It's perfect!! Good job!!

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008 09:07:29 AM »

Wow, this so cute and you did it so neat, so hard when working with denim
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008 09:08:42 AM »

TOTALLY ROCKIN' THIS!!!!!............Just wish I had the bod to go in one............ Smiley

Great dress and fabulous recon idea!

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008 09:42:03 AM »

guh-reat re-con!! the dress slooks fab! i like it with the belt. it looks more complete.. also i see what you meant about the skirt being a bit wonky, but it doesn't look too noticeable.

good job!
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