Amy vs. Fabric

 

 

Handmade one-of-a-kind clothing for the creative spirit

"Mint Mandala" Upcycled Bell Bottom Jeans


Someone gave me a pair of Levi's - but they had paint splatters on them... So, I cut off the legs, and 5 floral lace appliqués all over them (the floral lace came from a discarded bridal fabric). These new jorts are super cute and unique! Upcycled & one-of-a-kind


"Wanderlust" Embroidered Upcycled Pants


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I gave these soft rib-less corduroy pants a new life by adding a beautiful ivy and floral embroidery on the outside of both legs. The purples, pinks and greens of the embroidery really stands out on these camel khaki pants. The pants have two small button pockets on the front, and two larger button pockets on the back. Upcycled & one-of-a-kind.

"Jacks" Handmade Bandaloop Pants


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Looking for comfort, style and individuality? You got it with these pants! Made from a super soft and stretchy navy jersey with white mandala style pattern print, these pants are wide-legged, flows, funky & perfect for festival season.


"In the Groove" Upcycled Bell Bottom Jeans


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I gave these jeans new life by adding a patchwork triangle insert, creating a funky new pair of bell bottoms. I used several different cotton calico prints for the patchwork (yellows, browns, rust and a touch of pink).

"American Beauty" Upcycled Jorts


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I took a pair of jeans, cut off the legs and turned them into these heady little jorts... I added a red floral cotton print insert on the right side seam, and a blue floral print to the left. I then added a hand drawn 13-point lightning bolt to the front right thigh... And to give them a little something extra special, I embroidered two roses (32,000 stitches between them!) and stitched one over the left front pocket and the other next to the left back pocket. Upcycled & one-of-a-kind

Coyote Blue" Upcycled Tie Dyed Bell Bottom Jeans


I found these jeans at a local thrift store and decided to funk them up a bit. I've had my eye on this fabric for months... A beautiful southwest print, woven with bold colors and shapes, reminded me of a Native American blanket, or something you'd find in Taos, New Mexico. So o finally splurged, and I'm glad I did - they turned these black denim jeans into a pair of fun yet simple super flared bellbottoms. Upcycled & one-of-a-kind

"Must Have Been The Roses" Upcycled Bell Bottoms


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I found these jeans at a local thrift store and decided to funk them up a bit. I added dark denim triangle inserts to both legs. I then added a hand drawn 13-point lightning bolt to the front right thigh in a white floral print... And to give them a little something extra special, I embroidered 7 roses and stitched one over the left front pocket and 3 on each insert. Upcycled & one-of-a-kind


"Nebula" Upcycled Tie Dyed Bell Bottom Jeans


I found these slightly worn jeans at a local thrift store and decided to funk them up a bit. I tie dyed a sheet using at least 15 different dye colors. I was able to "mirror" the tie dye patterns in the sheet... my favorite was this blue cosmic nebula pattern, so I cut two triangle inserts around it and added them to the outside leg of the jeans. Fun and simple bellbottoms. Upcycled & one-of-a-kind

"Lacey Dukes" Upcycled Jorts


SALE! 50% OFF!

Someone gave me a pair of Levi's - but they had paint splatters on them... So, I cut off the legs, and 5 floral lace appliqués all over them (the floral lace came from a discarded bridal fabric). These new jorts are super cute and unique! Upcycled & one-of-a-kind


"Rainbow Twist" Upcycled Bell Bottom Jeans


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I found these jeans at a local thrift store and decided to funk them up a bit. I tie dyed a sheet using at least 15 different dye colors. I was able to "mirror" the tie dye patterns in the sheet... my favorite was this rainbow twist pattern, so I cut two triangle inserts around it and added them to the outside leg of the jeans. Fun and simple bellbottoms.

Pants & Shorts

"American Beauty" Upcycled Bell Bottoms


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I found these jeans at a local thrift store and decided to funk them up a bit. I tie dyed 2 100% cotton fabrics - one with a red spiral & one with a blue spiral. I added the red spiral triangle insert to the right leg and the blue spiral tie dye insert to the left leg. I then added a hand drawn 13-point lightning bolt to the front right thigh... And to give them a little something extra special, I embroidered two roses (32,000 stitches between them!) and stitched one over the left front pocket and the other next to the left back pocket. Upcycled & one-of-a-kind


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"Happy Daisy Dukes" Upcycled Jorts


SALE! 50% OFF!

I honestly meant for these to be a funky pair of bell bottom jeans - but, I messed up (hey, sometimes "fabric" wins)... I'm glad I don't give up easy! I cut off the legs, added a smiley Daisy patch to the right leg & added a few patchwork squares to make these "jorts" super cute! Upcycled & one-of-a-kind

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"Winterland" Embroidered Upycled Trousers


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I gave these soft velveteen trousers a new life by adding several toile snowflakes on the outside of both legs. The white and light grey embroidery really stands out on these deep teal pants. The pants are a trouser style with two front pockets and two back buttoned welt pockets. Upcycled & one-of-a-kind.