It’s New Year’s’ Eve! How will you be spending it? Dressing up I hope. We are eating out tonight, by the Red Sea (Aqaba, Jordan)! Anyway this post is about jeans – special, embellished, customised jeans. Since I made a pair of Birkins, I have been dying to try out a second pair. This time in lighter, home dyed indigo denim. With a few additions.
Alas, as I have decided NOT to feature some jeans in my sweet pea SWAP. However I am keen to make some for the summer, but perhaps after I have finished the 11 SWAP garments. I have been thinking about how I could dye, or bleach, my hand made jeans. Or how they might be embellished to create a unique, customised pair. Here are two looks from TopShop – both of which appeal. Floral embroidery (although my colours would be softer and hand sewn). Or metallic spray paint or foiling.
Or maybe both together. I also have some inspiration from two young women I know. These artistic girls have just painted their jeans. I don’t think their jeans can be laundered, but I am not sure that is the point. What do you think?
Similar looks are available from Traid the textile recylcing company. What about these two items by Alex Noble at Traidremade?
I find all these ideas very exciting. I want to try it. So if I get bored with sewing tiny hand stitches on my vintage vogue Pucci pants you may see me going crazy with the paints.
What do you think?