It’s Fashion Revolution Week this week! But working on a more sustainable fashion industry we can do all year round. Things I try to pay attention to are, amongst others: 1) Holes / mistakes are easily repaired, 2) Wear pants until they are really worn out and fall apart. With those points, we come to my subject of today. I wanted to try visible mending for a long time already, and this was the time! I researched how to approach this and started off. In this blog I explain to you how I gave this jeans second life by embroidering fabric and plusses on it. Now I even think it looks so cool that I also want to do it on new jeans, haha!
The #REFEBULOUS challenge that was hosted on Instagram this month by fellow Knipster candidate (also justified winner!) Marlies inspired me to write this blog after all. The purpose of the challenge is to inspire each other to reuse, renew, refashion, repair, recycle, you name it.
During the Knipster competition the 4th theme was: Do it with Denim. From used jeans I made a cropped jeans jacket from BurdaStyle: pattern 02/2010 # 109.
Today no new garment, no flashy pictures, but a boring upcycle on the blog! Still I wanted to share this with you, with regards to my growing sustainability and fashion consciousness. What did I do? I installed a new zipper in my winter coat. Not the easiest or most fun thing to do… So why don’t go out and buy a new coat? Mostly, this is my favourite coat (I also have another ‘’car’’ winter jacket). But this one is really warm, feels nice, and is waterproof. Despite it being with me for a number of autumns and winters already, it really was too good still to say goodbye to….