A Great Re-Cycled Denim Vest
I’m so sorry I don’t have this clever gal’s name to share – but when she came to my booth in Puyallup, we were all impressed with her clever vest. Good design shown: Darker color along the sides give her a slimmer look, and the longer length in the back is slimming as well. Seamed wrong sides together, and then clipped every 1/2″ or so allows the denim seam allowances to get shaggy creating the wonderful and lengthening (slimming) vertical lines.
As you can also see in this side view photo, she let the fabric tell her what it needed to fit – see the bust dart?
A HAMMER is a very useful ‘sewing notion’ when sewing jeans as when you hammer the thick edges, that flattens the bulk, breaks the fibers, and lets you stitch them easier. Still – use a Size 90 Jeans Denim Needle. (That link won’t work until my NEW website launches April 17!)