Lately I've been playing with loads of refashioning and up-cycling projects. I love taking pieces apart which I find at the op shop, and refashioning them in a different way. Vinnies Victoria are running a Denim month where it's all about refashioning your jeans and showing off this wardrobe staple, so that's what I've done! It's also one of the easiest refashions I've done, and it doesn't require a sewing machine, or killer needle skills. A less intimidating project to start with if you're new to up-cycling :)
I bought these jeans at a local op shop for $5 and the lace is from a $3 doily I found at the same op shop. Doilies are fantastic to use for lace refashions, as they're generally made out of a tougher lace fabric and hold their shape really well.
- The first thing you need to decide is where you want the lace cuff to sit. I wanted to crop the jeans a little, so ended up cuffing the jeans twice. You then measure how thick you want the cuff; mine were about 2 inches.
- Lay the doily on top of the cuff and cut the fabric, leaving about 1cm extra on the top and bottom so you can fold it under for a cleaner look when you stitch it down.
- Grab a needle and thread (I used a white thread to match the lace) and hand stitch the lace to the denim cuff. I used two pieces of the doily to cover the back and front of the denim cuff, as the doily piece wasn't long enough.
- Repeat on leg two, and done!
Jeans: Thrifted for $5
Lace for cuffs: Thrifted doily $3
Boots: Old from Nordstrom
White blouse: Can't remember!
Thanks to Vinnies for supporting this post and gifting these items. I absolutely loved how they turned out, and the acid wash jeans match the lace so well. I think the contrast was perfect. How would you like to up-cycle or refashion your jeans? #Denimdonedifferent challenge.