What do you get when you cross a pair of his old jeans with a pair of my old jeans?
A fabulously far-out new blazer for him!
Here’s how I did it…
I snagged an old pair of his jeans & a zipper
I grabbed a pair of his old jeans & a pair of my old jeans
removed the back pockets from his jeans
and stitched them back on upside down
measured him from shoulder to waist & used that measurement to mark from the jean’s waist to thigh area *the waist of the jeans will become the bottom of the blazer
folded the jeans exactly in half & chopped through both legs at the mark
sliced out the thick inseam & opened up the legs
folded the legs back together right sides facing & pinned the chopped ends
stitched the ends closed to create the shoulders of the blazer & rounded off those pointy outer corners
grabbed my old jeans, measured his arm from shoulder to wrist & chopped the legs to size for sleeves
used the width of the soon-to-be-sleeves to slice an arm opening just below the shoulder seam
popped a sleeve into the opening right sides facing, stitched together & repeated with the other arm
zigzagged over the outside sleeve seams for extra strength + to prevent fraying
cut open one of his leftover chopped jean legs & stitched it into the open ‘V’ of the back
hemmed up the raw edges with my rolled hem foot & a contrasting thread
added a button-hole & manly vintage button
and the quirktastic denim blazer was complete!