De-constructed High Waisted Jeans

by thelittletailoress

in 1950s,Pants / Trousers,Vintage Sewing

 

I whipped up a pair of dark blue denim jeans  a couple of weeks back that I have been wearing nearly every day since (although fear not, they have made it into the washing machine a couple of times!) I always think that’s a great judge of a creation- if you are reluctant to part with it for long enough for it to be laundered then you know you have got something right!

The pattern was one I actually worked out from a beloved pair of old Topshop jeans back in the summer. I picked up the jeans for £8 ($14) on a random sale rack in the store, I knew they would be tricky to wear when I bought them as they were a stone background with a rose print on- but the shape and fit were perfection to me. The jeans are high waisted, side zip jeans and slim through the leg without being legging- tight. They have enough retro charm to them to pair really nicely with most of my clothes but are still really classic and simple- well except for the print of course! Having put them on several times, wished they went with some of my clothes and removed them, I finally decided to sacrifice them and use them as a pattern.

To find out  how I turned them into these dark high waisted jeans please pop over to my <a href=http://sewinglondon.co.uk/deconstructed-denim-jeans/> sewing blog</a>.

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Hello! My name is Ami. I just got married and live in London, England with my lovely husband Jan, and our crazy little pooch called Gatsby. My main passion in life is sewing. I have been sewing since my mother taught me as a little girl- and have been making my own clothes since I was a teenager.

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LucyLovesYa November 24, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Very nice! This kind of shape is always flattering. I thought it was the Colette Pattern when I first looked at your photo. Well done x

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Qsternie December 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I love them!! They are so flattering too!

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