From old jeans to denim skirt.

Apr 25, 2018 | 1 comment

I’ve had proper denim skirt on my wishlist since last summer, even though it (as you guys know) isn’t what I tend to wear most in general; skirts and dresses. However, these days I seem to be more and more convinced that there are some dresses and skirts I actually do like. The denim skirt is, like my vintage leather skirt, a great compromise because it has a more edgy vibe to it and I can easily picture it integrated with the rest of my wardrobe. I’ve been browsing through Asos Marketplace which is my absolute favourite place to buy vintage Levi’s denim, but then it hit me how easy it is to make your own denim skirt from old jeans!

Siden sidste sommer har jeg haft en denim nederdel stående på min ønskeliste, på trods af at det (som I jo ved) ikke er hverken kjoler eller nederdele jeg griber mest ud efter generelt. Det gror dog alligevel lidt på mig, og denim nederdelen er – ligesom min vintage skind nederdel – et rigtig fint kompromis, fordi den er rå og altså let kan integreres i min eksisterende garderobe. Jeg har kigget lidt på Asos Marketplace, som er mit favorit sted at købe vintage Levi’s, for at se om de skulle have én der faldt i min smag men så slog det mig at det jo faktisk er så let som ingenting, at lave gamle jeans om til netop en denim nederdel!

So without giving it any further thought I went through my storage of clothing, and found a pair of jeans that I bought on Asos several years ago. I had them in my autumn capsule last year, but haven’t been so keen on them actually so I thought they were a great candidate for a little upcycling-project. If I didn’t already have a pair of jeans I would have probably visited one of my local thrift stores to see if I could find a pair of jeans there. The important part is that they fit you in the waist and that they are in a cool wash that you like. I love this light blue wash, and I can’t wait to pair my new skirt with light cotton or linen shirts all summer! It’s coming with me on vacation in Italy and if we’re going to a outdoor concert it’s gonna look really cool with my black Acne Jensen boots too. You can get a little preview of all the looks I’m inspired by this coming summer right HERE.

Derfor gik jeg i gemmerne og fandt et par jeans jeg købte på Asos for flere år siden. De var en del af min efterårs capsule sidste år, men ellers har jeg egentlig ikke rigtig haft lyst til, at integrere dem i mine andre capsules så de var en god kandidat til et lille upcycling-projekt. Ellers ville jeg have svinget vejen forbi én af de lokale genbrugsbutikker – det vigtigste er bare, at bukserne er i en vask du kan lide og at du kan passe dem i taljen. Jeg elsker den her lyse vask, og glæder mig til at parre min fine nye nederdel med lette bomulds- eller hørtoppe hele sommeren! Den skal med mig på ferie i Italien til sommer, men den skal også på hvis vi skal til koncert under åben himmel sammen med mine Acne Jensen støvler. Du kan få et lille indblik i hvilke looks der ellers inspirerer mig, i forhold til den kommende sommer lige HER.

I’m so happy about how my skirt turned out, and to me it looks exactly like something I bought in a shop! As consumers we have a tendency to become blind to all the opportunities we already have around us, because we are constantly bombarded and tempted to buy new things, and it’s just such a shame when a lot of those things we crave are already within reach in a more sustainable version. I think fixing up your wardrobe like this is a great way to relax, in fact I’m always good for a little DIY project. So if you have an old pair of jeans laying around that you don’t use anymore, I really hope my guide below can inspire you! I promise you, it’s SO easy to do. You don’t even need a sewing machine if you don’t have one, I believe you can even do this by hand or with fabric glue if everything else fails. Enjoy! <3

Jeg er ovenud glad for resultatet af min nederdel, og synes selv den ligner noget jeg ligeså godt kunne have købt fra ny! Som forbrugere har vi en tendens til at lukke øjnene for de muligheder vi allerede har omkring os, fordi vi konstant bliver bombarderet med gode tilbud og fristelser, hvilket er super ærgerligt når meget af det vi craver allerede er inden for vores rækkevidde i en mere bæredygtig udgave. Jeg synes også det er enormt hyggeligt, at hive min symaskine frem fra tid til anden, og er altid klar på et lille DIY projekt. Det er en hyggelig og afslappende proces, og så er det altid fedt at stå med det færdige produkt i hånden bagefter. Hvis du selv har et par gamle jeans liggende som du ikke bruger, så håber jeg min guide nedenfor kan inspirere dig! Jeg lover jer, det er SÅ nemt! Hvis du ikke har en symaskine kan du sagtens sy i hånden eller til nøds bruge noget tekstil lim. God fornøjelse! <3

 

1 Comment

  1. Bee Jaques

    This is such a great idea! I have an old pair of jeans and can’t wait to try this out next week.

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