I like jeans made with lightweight denim for the summer. Unfortunately they tend to not last quite as much as the their classic denim counterpart. I had a couple of pairs that were beyond repair but still had potential and decided to challenge myself to make something out of them.
This is the first item which I finished Sunday morning: a little apron with a flirty ruffles. I armed myself with scissors and snip snip : Legs cut off and reused for the ruffles and sash, front gone. And a new fun apron for cooking, crafting and other endavors.
The pockets on those jeans were so nifty it would have been a shame not to reuse them don't you think?
And here is Amie modeling it for me :)
It is very good for cooking and perhaps in the garden. Nice work.ReplyDelete
That light denim makes delectable aprons..well done! Your model looks lovely in it too..great job.ReplyDelete
wow just amazingReplyDelete
Very cute apron! Stopping by from Creative Itch.ReplyDelete
This is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-simplicity-cynthia-rowley-dress.html
Those are 'sew' friggin cute! Another thing to add to my to-do with denim list.ReplyDelete
Fun up-cycle --- definitely cuter than my dog bed that i up-cycled out of my jeans!ReplyDelete
This is awesome, Caroline! I love this idea, especially reusing the pockets.ReplyDelete
Cute apron! I love the idea!ReplyDelete
This is awesome! I adore the pockets and ruffles. Too bad I don't have any lightweight jeans to upcycle. Maybe I should keep my eye out at thrift stores ... :)ReplyDelete
Cute apron!! I love how you used the pockets in front, very useful.ReplyDelete
What a cute idea! Looks darling! Thanks for linking to Quilt Story :)ReplyDelete
Great use of those jeans - love the ruffle!ReplyDelete
I would love if you came and linked this project to my clothes upcycling page. It has a long term linky, so your project would stay there for more than just the week of a usual linky. We have over 80 projects linked up now – some fantastic ideas. Do come and take a look!
total cuteness! LOVE it:)ReplyDelete
what a great idea! This could be used for so much! baking, gardening, you name it! I love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Now, that is danged cute. I love it. Wish I was better with the snip, snip and sewing. Oh, and you recycled too. Too cute. Love your post.ReplyDelete
Cute! Come to join our link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
I think I'm going to have to have a go at this. Wonder if I could use a 2nd pair to make a top to the apron, hmmmm?ReplyDelete
What a great idea! I wish I hadn't thrown my favorite pair of jeans away now. :( Thanks for sharing such a creative project! I'd love for you to come link up any projects you have at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.comReplyDelete
What a great idea! A friend of mine just passed on a huge bag of old jeans. Now I have one more idea for using them. Thanks for sharing. (I found you via 'It's FUN to craft!')ReplyDelete
This is just adorable! I would love to know how you did this, if you don't mind sharing the details. I have some jeans that would be great for this. I found you at Night Owl Crafts.ReplyDelete
Kassandra from Coffee and their Kisses.
This is too cute! Love the ruffle...I'm a new follower :o)ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
What a beautiful upcycle! Love it!ReplyDelete
BTW, I am hosting a quilt giveaway on my blog so come check it out. And have a beautiful weekend!
What a great idea and transformation. You never cease to amaze me.ReplyDelete
oh my gosh...how adorable is this? adore the ruffles and pockets...so sassy...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!ReplyDelete
stuff and nonsense
what a super cute idea! following you from I heart nap time ;)ReplyDelete
I love love love this! So cute, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Great idea!! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love your apron, what a great transformation! Thanks for linking up at memakingdo!ReplyDelete
that is adorable!!!!ReplyDelete
Really cute idea here! I just sent some old jeans to Goodwill - darn! I just might have to go back a buy a pair :)ReplyDelete
Wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my BFF Wrap Up!ReplyDelete
What a stylish apron! Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!ReplyDelete
I saw you on Creative Bloggers Party. I'm your newest public follower. I love the jean apron, so cute. I would appreciate you following back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.ReplyDelete
One word...LOVE! Just shared this on FB. Totally procrastinating from the real work right now!ReplyDelete
fun and very cute love it perfect for summer get togethers come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com and see what I sharedReplyDelete