Thursday, March 17, 2011

recyled blue jeans

I recently found these photos of my friend Linda & I. (I'm on the right)
It was September 1977 and we were mere moments from taking off for Phoenix, Arizona.
We had sung at our little Lutheran church and said good bye to our friends & family.
And yes, I made our matching denim outfits that summer.

The vests & blazer were made from old blue jeans my Dad and brothers had worn out.
I loved recycling and repurposing even way back then.
Years later I had Mrs. McGillicutty assist me in a little photo shoot.
My sewing garments from the 70's seem to fit her much better anyways. Mmm...

We literally got in that baby blue Opel and took off for Phoenix after this little photo op.
You can catch the whole story HERE.
And check out our trendy cute shoes! Clic the top pic for a better look at my platforms.
I'm tellin' you, 70's fashion is back!
But seriously, what's up with our floral shirts. A bit much if you ask me.
Linda & I will be reunited in a couple weeks at the Hand in Hand Reunion!


Angie in AZ said...

LOVE the jackets! Awesome lining! You are so talented.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I had an outfit almost like that, but with slacks. And I had those lace up shoes too! LOVED them! Len and I just saw a Laugh In rerun last evening...we had the best time watching it!!

jojo said...

Love the jackets..and the shoes. The shoes, oh my, I would still wear those if I wasn't an old woman who would look absolutely stupid trying to walk in those things! Ah, memory lane...have a great visit.

Dianna said...

You are quite the seamstress. I love, love, love anything denim. Thankfully I'm able to live in jeans. And I definitely remember those shoes!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are so cute Linda!
And I am well aware of what a fabulous seemstress you are!
Who knew that you would wind up staying in Az., what an adventure you've had!

NanAZ said...

You still have the outfit???? Wow! Where do you store all that stuff?

Looks like you did a great job on it.