Denim

A Natural Flare


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Originating from the Naval uniform in the early 19th century, The Flare went onto become one of the most adopted and popular style of trouser leg.

Popularised in denim it has become synonymous with the 1960's and 70's,, with cool, laid back culture. 

Its not hard to see why they are constantly coming back into fashion. Worn with heels or platforms they are leg lengthening, worn with sneakers they embrace an air of cool effortlessness. Not only do they look good but worn as high waisted jean and skimming the thigh they are one of the most comfortable styles of jeans to wear.

Which is why yet again I'v raided the back of my closet to pull out my old flared jeans and I'm back in them again - and yes I bought myself a Chopper bike. as the saying goes 'When in Rome...'


Simple Updated Jeans


Distressed, revamped, chopped, slashed, patched..

You name it - denim is it - there isn't anything you can't do to denim at the moment. So when challenged with 'what can you do to update 'mom' jeans?' I actually had a very quick idea, that is super simple. 

Create a pin-tuck down the centre front of each leg. Simple yet attractive. I also chopped the hem's off of the jeans to allow them to fray wash by wash...

Simple instructions below and feel free to experiment - coloured threads, lurex thread, stitch width...

Take a pair of 'Mom Jeans'.

Take a pair of 'Mom Jeans'.

Fold the legs in half - side seam to side sea creating a fold down the centre front go the jeans.

Fold the legs in half - side seam to side sea creating a fold down the centre front go the jeans.

Place the folded jean leg under the sewing machine, allowing a small seam allowance go 3mm and sew straight down the fold. 

Place the folded jean leg under the sewing machine, allowing a small seam allowance go 3mm and sew straight down the fold. 


Mindfulness Denim


Being of 'mindfulness' is a current trend... 

Mindfulness colouring for all ages is a relaxing and enjoyable past time. Not only does it allow the creative thoughts to flow, it allows the brain to rest. 

Taking the concept and applying it to clothes is not something new - especially for children. There are many t-shirt and fabric pen combinations. So rather than update a pair of jeans by embroidery which quite frankly I don't have the time or patience for! I thought I'd try permanent markers - Sharpies. 

Wow! - Quick, fun, enjoyable, cost effective (way cheaper than the Gucci jeans I was lusting after!) and allowing a huge amount of 'mindfulness' and brain rest - I am addicted! 

All that is needed is a pack of permanent markers, I found Sharpies to be very effective. They don't bleed into the denim and hold their colour well. In addiction some old jeans and a piece of cardboard to be placed under the fabric you are working on to stop the colouring going through the fabric onto the table or through to the back of the leg for example if your working on the front leg. 


90's Revival


The wheel of fashion that circles us has thrown back up the 1990's.

So it's time to search the back of your closet and raid the bottom of the jewellery box in the hope we'll find treasure in the form of chokers, Doc Martin boots, crop tops, Donna Karen body-suits and literally anything 1990 DKNY.  

And... let us not forget "Disney', denim and dungarees, or in some cases all three! Roll up the dungaree legs, pop onside 'high price' kicks and embrace your in child.