Tulip jeans

Hello hello,

It’s been a while but here’s a new recycling project! 

Instead of the classic cut-of your old jeans to get shorts I wanted something a bit more original. Luckily Grégoire had some old jeans with holes in them that I could use for my project. Last year I had bought the Pippa pattern from Dessine Moi Un Patron as I loved the tulip shape but I never got to it. That has been taken care of now! 

I made a size 36 as indicated by the size chart however I’m glad I added some belt loops as the jeans tend to loosen up upon wear. I also added 0,5 cm of seam allowance (on top of the 1 cm that’s included in the pattern) so I could do flat-felled seams which gives a nicer finish. As you can see the back part was to big to get out of the jeans in one piece, so I divided this pattern piece in two at the fold level.                                                                           IMG_1231Instead of hemming the shorts I decided to leave the edges raw to keep a relaxed effect but I did add a stitch to prevent too much fraying. I made these in the beginning of summer and they have already had a good share of wear and washing to have this nice effect I wanted!


As I used old jeans having a washed effect, the sides of the shorts, which are cut from the upper part of the jeans, are lighter. It accentuates the pattern design nicely!


Isn’t it wonderful these dunes, a beautiful place we discovered in Lithuania this summer thanks to our friends!


Pattern: Pippa shorts from Dessine Moi Un Patron

Modifications: I followed the pattern and sewed a size 36 according to the table of measurements with the addition of 0,5 cm seam allowance to do flat felled seams. The back piece has been divided in two due to limited fabric.

Fabric and haberdashery: Old jeans from Grégoire and an invisible zipper bought at a local store. The lining of the pockets is in a white poly cotton found at Emmäus.

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