I love working with denim. Especially embellishing denim jackets. It’s a great way to use all those beautiful little trimmings, borders and fringing I find on my adventures. Each piece turns out completely unique. Half way through the festival season I found some time to make some more. Here they are. Get in touch if there is one you like, when they gone they are gone!
The classic festi staple is a pair of denim shorts. Actually, not just for festivals, they are a great all rounder for anyone’s wardrobe. To make them that little bit more exiting you can customise them by adding detailing like these. Straight forward to do on the sewing machine or even by hand if you don’t have one. All you need is some small fabric scraps, needle and thread. Stick the kettle on and get involved!
Stitched and Repaired.
I had these Levi’s denim jackets kicking about that needed a second life.
I put them in the washing machine with a sachet of brown Dylon. The outcome was a somehow a rusty colour with navy highlights. I like it.
I then patched up all the ripped bit and added some detailing.
A shade of denim not normally found in Levi’s stores.
Repair and Embroidery.
Everyone loves a pair of jeans. Whatever the cut might be is a personal choice, but when I find a pair I love, I wear them until they are shreds. The places that tends to wear out first are usually pockets, crotch, and knees. So instead of getting rid of them why not repair them? Add some contrast fabrics, hand/machine embroidery etc.
Not sure how to do it yourself? You can post them to us and we will return them to you with some added pizazz.
Real Eco Clothing
People sometimes ask me my opinion on which sustainable brand is the best. I say the one that was never produced anything in the first place. Even the most eco brands use resources and water to grow and produce their garments. Choose second hand, choose vintage and choose upcycled. It’s the most eco of all your options. There is plenty to go around.
Here we have my good friend Yasemin modelling for me. Denim skirt made from a pair of red denim trousers. No extra pesticides or water used. Jersey top customised for kids pyjama tee. No sweatshop labour. Hat vintage. All locally sourced made in our studio powered by green energy and cups of peppermint tea.