I bought myself 3 metres of denim the other week without any idea of what I may do with it, I just knew I couldn't live without it. The denim in question has now become a denim shirt dress, which by the way is the most perfect denim dress ever, as well as a pair of pleated bottom trousers which I don't really want to talk about right now.
Uniqlo with a picture of the kind of thing I was thinking of. Very utilitarian, front button placket as well as being a loose fit. I dislike the length however, as I do not like to subject the outside world to my knees.
I took a tip from Handmade Jane and ordered me some Gutterman denim thread, which blends perfectly for the topstiching.
I have worn this loads already and as you can see from the pictures the denim has softened and the colour has remained nice and even (£4.99 from fabric land).
And how's this for some denim inspiration? This is an image of the last imperial Japanese soldier to come out of hiding in the Philipines 29 years, that's right, 29 years after WWII had ended!!! His uniform is a glorious mix of faded blues.