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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

BLOG POST: New Paganoonoo Upcycling Instructions – Unisex Boro Style Jean Jacket

I’m thrilled to announce that the Paganoonoo Boro-Style Jean Jacket upcycling instructions are now for sale!
This jacket was made in 2014 (original post) and proved to be extremely popular.  I’ve shared about it and made a few more versions, read more…
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015

BLOG POST: Magical Boro Inspired Jean Jacket with Belt Closure

Hello, I’m Michelle Paganini a fashion designer addicted to “upcycling”, transforming existing goods, such a clothing, into something more desirable than the original materials.  This upcycled jean jacket was inspired by Japanese Boro clothing.  I find the utilitarian nature of the garments appealing and the patchwork and repair process fascinating.  read more…
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014

BLOG POST: Jean Kimono Jacket – Boro inspired

 I recently completed a garment for Canada College’s upcycled denim contest.

I started with a thrifted foundation garment of a cotton waffle robe (Stanford logo) so I could build from scraps and parts of jeans.

My inspiration was the wonderful utilitarian mended japanese ‘boro’ garments I’ve been seeing on Pinterest.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

BLOG POST: Upcycled Boro Style Jean Jacket #2, Part 1

I’ve always found used jeans irresistible, the velvety softness they get over time, the fading indigo dye.

 

You may have seen my original boro inspired upcycled kimono-style jean jacket on this blog (post 1), (post 2), or on Pinterest.

I made it for an upcycling contest at the Canada College fashion department   read more…

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

BLOG POST: Upcycled Boro Style Jean Jacket #2, Part 2

I’m continuing to develop upcycling instructions for this jacket design.  read more…
This is where the last post left off…Michelle Paganini working on her upcycled boro style jean jacket.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014

BLOG POST: Mending, Boro and Katha

I’ve been pinning of pictures mending on Pinterest and am drawn to the beautiful texture created when holes and tears are mended. read more…