This is the first tutorial to start off with the outgrown denim dress recycling series – splitting the denim dress and sew the top part into a denim vest with ruffled edge; one of the upcycle tutorials among the 4-piece of garments + accessories sewing projects.
There were a few options in my mind before I decided to make it to a denim vest with ruffled edge. One of them and the simplest way is by just adding a ruffles to the hem and make it an open front button jacket. Then, I found out that the sleeves and collar are annoying and restricting my daughter’s movement, so I took them off and add the ruffles to the entire vest except the sleeves.
My 8 year-old daughter is so happy that she is able to wear her once outgrown garment but in a stylish way again. With the different cut and design, it is a whole new clothes for her now.