Sewing clothes from old clothes was something we did out of necessity before 1989. Back then, if you wanted something unique, you had to make it yourself and if you desperately needed e. g. a pair of pants you had to whip it up from your aunt's evening dress she used to wear in 1972 or something similar. Fabrics in stores, the ones that you would like to have, just weren't on stock. I know, it sounds like fun today but believe me, it was fun only a little, as for the creativity you had to face up, like it or not, but other than that you just didn't have a choice, you had to recycle.
My family was still lucky in that situation. Our relatives in western Germany would send us so called "winterhilfe" - used clothes, usually completely out of fashion, which for us, young teens meant that we will have lot of fun trying them on on the day they arrived. But then our handy mums were slowly turning them into wearable pieces that even caused some success later at school.
All I want to say is that it would never occurred to me that I would re-sew the old cloths again when I can get it cheaper and nicer in a store. If it wasn't for this creative community on blogs that provoke me to go back to this kind of handy crafts. Strange, how the idea of recycling clothes still means for majority here not being able to afford something better, it means being poor and that feels humiliating here.
So what is going on here? Originally two pants, jeans and something, sewed up together. The front part remained almost unchanged, it is basically the old jeans but smaller, cut on sides and on the inner side of legs. Other parts of the same old jeans were used in this way. Dominik didn't want to take them off after the photo shoot.