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« on: November 07, 2005 10:07:02 AM »

So, it all started with this heinous pair of Levis my boyfriend has had since high school (over 10 years).  Long story short, they had a huge whole in the crotch and knees and I thought they were at the end of their tenure as jeans.  Needless to say I was more than thrilled when this craft challenge came up and he was willing to part with the jeans for such a cool challenge (and it kept me quiet through football on Sunday). 

I wanted to make an asymmetrical denim jacket with a triangular flap on the front.  I did use an old shirt pattern I had lying around to get the sleeves & shoulders right, the rest I just winged...hence the pieced on look.  It turned out pretty cute, but the front flap isn't exactly how i wanted it.  But I like the fact that it isn't normal looking!  Smiley 

I was stoked that I used all but a few tiny pieces of the denim. The other cool feature (because we live in Alaska) it's lined it with hot pink fleece. 

This is my first posting...hope the photos aren't too big, can't be viewed, etc...  Smiley

The finished product...
http://moondeela.com.previewyoursite.com/Quickstart/ImageLib/SS_Denim_Web.JPG

The jeans before...
http://moondeela.com.previewyoursite.com/Quickstart/ImageLib/SS_Denim_Before_Web.JPG

In progress....
http://moondeela.com.previewyoursite.com/Quickstart/ImageLib/SS_Denim_InProgress_Web.JPG

Back & Side Views...
http://moondeela.com.previewyoursite.com/Quickstart/ImageLib/SS_Denim_Back_Web.JPG 
Yes, the pocket has no use on the back, but I couldn't make it normal!!

http://moondeela.com.previewyoursite.com/Quickstart/ImageLib/SS_Denim_Side_Web.JPG

http://moondeela.com.previewyoursite.com/Quickstart/ImageLib/SS_Denim_Side2_Web.JPG
I dig the gold toggle...  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005 10:12:42 AM »

Wow, wow, WOW! I am so impressed! I like where the jean seams and pockets ended up, very cool.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005 10:13:15 AM »

I think it's great how you managed to use almost every part of the old pair of jeans.
The fabric at the bottom and the lining go well with the bleached denim.
Great jacket!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005 10:16:34 AM »

oh WOW!!!
i love it! it's sooo creative. you have definately inspired me!
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2005 04:53:45 PM »

for winging it thats pretty excellent! my hubbie saw it and said "wow thats really good isn't it" bless Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2005 04:58:57 PM »

Thanks!  My boyfriend was pretty impressed too - he didn't like the front though, he thought it should be "normal".  He was laughing because the stain on the upper right shoulder is from some stain in high school (that was about 10 years ago)...  Smiley  Silly monkey...
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005 05:40:00 PM »

I am just in awe.  That is such a cute jacket and a creative way to use old jeans!
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2005 08:12:49 AM »

Cool reconstruction!
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2006 02:54:46 PM »

tht is just *WOW*!! a nice change frm the usual jeans 2 skirt posts...

Btw...did u buy the grid measuring sheet (i dunno wht u call 'em) which is covering ur work-table?? or did u draw it up urself?? i've jus been wanting to get sumthin like tht for myself...for now im using the backing of a roll of clear contact paper our school MADE us buy to cover our books Tongue
it has the grid with cm measurement but its not gud enough
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2006 12:42:20 PM »

tht is just *WOW*!! a nice change frm the usual jeans 2 skirt posts...

Btw...did u buy the grid measuring sheet (i dunno wht u call 'em) which is covering ur work-table?? or did u draw it up urself?? i've jus been wanting to get sumthin like tht for myself...for now im using the backing of a roll of clear contact paper our school MADE us buy to cover our books Tongue
it has the grid with cm measurement but its not gud enough

Hey there....in case you hadn't found one yet...I bought the plastic grid at wal-mart.  That thing comes in handy!
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