Thursday, July 01, 2010

Match notches.

I went upstairs last week, looking for a book, but found a bag of blue jean seams instead.

Somewhere online, I thought it was this site, but I can't find it now - anyway, I found a little tutorial on reusing blue jean seams, and so, I made this bath mat. It's about 18" by 24."

Several years ago, I wove this little basket from denim seams, too. It has turned into Sweetie's change keeper.

From the bolt of silk noil, I have created this hippie outfit, loose and comfortable. I drafted a pattern for the pants, but just drew the shape of the tunic onto the fabric.

This coat is also from the silk noil. I like the pocket detail, for which I used linen. I found the pattern in my studio; a friend gifted it to me when I had my store, along with several others in a similar vein. I dyed all of the garments in the washing machine using Jacquard's acid dye.

Next on the clothing agenda will be a long summer dress made from, hmmmm, silk noil, I think.


Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Fuzzarelly,

I used to make braided rugs out of old jeans. And I never knew what to do with the seams.

Now I wish I still had them around.

Hugs, Euphoria

Mouse said...

Wow.. I never knew you could make things with denim seams! I'm too much of a pack(mouse)rat already so I'll leave this to other people!!! Love the outfit.. can't believe you made that without a pattern!!

Shawna McKellar said...

You sound great! Isn't it great to have the creative juices, whimsical as they are, flowing again? I love your outfit - it looks so graceful and comfy. I love your dogs - they look sooooo relaxed. Is Foxy the one that looks like Bonnie? Love, Shawna & Bev

k said...

I was gonna say, you sound better!
And that's a great site. I have to look around it some more, but just that tip about t-shirts from old jersey sheets is a good start.

Pam J. said...

Love that bath mat! Must grab scissors and head immediately to the closet with the bags of old jeans.

shansays said...

I still have the rug you weaved me. It's sitting under the rocker in my office in the house in Macon.

Big Hug,