For some unknown reason, denim has a special place in my heart. Maybe it's my 70s Uni days. Maybe it's that my mother abhorred it to the point that when I bought my first pair of denim jeans with my own hard-earned cash, I had to hide them in my bottom drawer and secretly stroke them ... but NEVER wear them.
Sad, but true! Ladies did not wear denim. And certainly not denim with a fly at the front! Ladies wore pants with zips at the side or the back. Zips at the front were only worn by THOSE types of girls. And, yes, my precious Levi's were soon discovered and removed from my possession.
Thus, I become distressed when I wander through the swathes of no-longer-loved and hardly-ever-worn denim apparel at my local Salvos. Jeans, skirts, jackets, shorts, vests ... bought with, perhaps much excitement, then cast aside when jeans suddeny had to be thinner ... or wider ... or lower ... or denim had to be darker ... or lighter ... or ripped.
I have to up-cycle denim. Re home it. Relove it.
And, hence, the hippy-dippy denim shoulder bag was born!