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Make-me-happy Jean Top!

Added Mar 22, 2011

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






In another attempt to slash my stash I ended up with this top. It’s made up of a pair of jeans and left-over jean fabric from a skirt. Inspiration was a Cline jean top that I absolutely fell in love with. I worked without a real pattern, just a basic bodice pattern I had made from my personal measurements. If you don’t know how to make one, you could start with the basic bodice pattern that is offered here at BurdaStyle (link below), for free! Come visit me at my brand new blog where you can read more about it – your opinion is highly appreciated!

Material Notes

A pair of old jeans
Leftover jean fabric from a skirt
Snap buttons




Garment Type


Of Dreams and Seams

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    May 8, 2011, 01.02 PMby Holy Button Glory

    coool! who thought a jeans shirt could look so unique and well fitted! that’s truly Inspirational!

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    Apr 23, 2011, 06.57 AMby olystyrene

    Wow wow wow! Another stunning creation!! You are one creative lady!!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 02.13 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    have to throw my love in here… fabulous!!!

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    Mar 25, 2011, 08.58 PMby moymj

    I love recycling well done!!!

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    Mar 25, 2011, 04.31 PMby kelepso

    That’s cool!

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    Mar 24, 2011, 06.37 PMby wonderlandalys

    So cleaver!

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    Mar 24, 2011, 12.56 PMby crafty-cc

    This top is fab! All the detail on it works really well and it looks amazing on you.. well done :)

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    Mar 24, 2011, 12.08 PMby ozgecolak

    this is really creative. what is your blog’ s address?

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    Mar 24, 2011, 11.05 AMby anajan

    Fantastic and so inspiring! Well done!

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    Mar 24, 2011, 10.47 AMby peaches2218

    This is incredibly original looking.

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    Mar 24, 2011, 01.22 AMby susanne2011

    Really great top, I have one question though, how do you put it on? Does it have a zipper? Or is the fabric stretchy enough to just pull it over your head?

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      Mar 24, 2011, 07.00 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! It has a snap button closure (those heavy duty ones you put in with a hammer) on the left side, from the bottom to all the way up under the arm. I was going to use a zipper, but didn’t have one at hand – this ended up really nice though, working well and looking cool. The material has zero stretch in it…

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    Mar 23, 2011, 11.57 PMby monibug

    I would wear this!!!! love it

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    Mar 23, 2011, 10.21 PMby norskie

    This is super cute!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 06.29 PMby diyraven

    <3 <3 <3 it (!!)

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    Mar 23, 2011, 06.22 PMby chichil

    That’s an awesome top, good job!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 03.09 PMby guerillaembroidery

    totally awesome, and such a professional looking re-con. Reconstructed garments can sometimes look terrible, but here you can’t tell at allk. Looks brand new – and designer to boot.

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    Mar 23, 2011, 09.52 AMby dottty

    Flipping excellent :)x

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    Mar 23, 2011, 08.23 AMby u120418

    This is awesome! Clothes made out of jeans can look frumpy, but this is awesome, I think you have done a great job.

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      Mar 23, 2011, 09.06 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you thank you thank you!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 06.20 AMby blmfld

    i love it!!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 05.45 AMby irmchen

    Gerade sehe ich die Projekte durch: 1. Oh was ist das denn… 2. … oh es hat schon so viele Kommentare… . 3. Aha: Es ist Ajtak! :-))) Sehr Klasse gemacht!

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      Mar 23, 2011, 09.06 AMby ajtak7171

      Hach ja! Ich bin wieder da! Danke Dir!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 04.51 AMby dana-88

    woooow i really love it! good job

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    Mar 22, 2011, 11.42 PMby Testosterone

    Great seams, outstanding style, and total innovation!!!

    Congratulations on such a stellar success!

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      Mar 23, 2011, 09.05 AMby ajtak7171

      Oh my, I’m blushing, thank you so much. I feel like your praise is a bit undeserved… I probably wouldn’t have come up with those seams by myself, but they were in my left-over denim piece from what was once a skirt… At least I had the eye to see what could be done with it though… :-)

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    Mar 22, 2011, 09.34 PMby BlancheOfArts

    This is awasome! :D

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    Mar 22, 2011, 08.34 PMby Sanne Kalkman

    So clever! Perhaps now I finally know what to do with all those too big jeans in my closet.

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      Mar 23, 2011, 09.03 AMby ajtak7171

      Yes, do the unexpected! :-)

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    Mar 22, 2011, 08.23 PMby knt831

    LOVE it!!

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    Mar 22, 2011, 08.04 PMby Hugs-and-Kisses

    This is such a clever top! i love it xx

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    Mar 22, 2011, 07.30 PMby Lisette O

    This is an amazing top! It looks like something right out of a fashion magazine, but at the same time it looks totally wearable.

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      Mar 23, 2011, 09.03 AMby ajtak7171

      blushing Thank you so much!

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    Mar 22, 2011, 07.06 PMby larasopija

    This is a great top!!

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    Mar 22, 2011, 06.49 PMby oranereuland

    I love it !!!!

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