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Designer transforms old pairs of jeans into the iconic Britney Spears denim dress

Savvy designer transforms her old pairs of jeans into the iconic Britney Spears denim dress for just $10

  • A talented seamstress recreated Britney Spears’ iconic denim dress using jeans
  • Hayley bought the secondhand jeans for $10 and sold the dress for $350 
  • The end result looked near identical to the original 2001 red carpet design 
  • Hayley, founder of Millie Rae, told FEMAIL it took her two days to make


A talented seamstress has recreated Britney Spears’ iconic denim dress using secondhand pairs of jeans.

Fashion designer and mum-of-one Hayley, from New South Wales, Australia, bought the jeans from The Salvation Army for a mere $10 and sold the dress for $350.

Hayley, founder of the clothing label Millie Rae, told FEMAIL the homemade replica of the 2001 red carpet dress took her two days to make.

Britney’s original patchwork gown was paired with a rhinestone choker necklace and matching belt, but Hayley’s alternative featured a tie-up denim belt.

The dress took her two days to make and she sold it for $350

Fashion designer and mum-of-one Hayley has recreated Britney Spears’ iconic denim dress using secondhand pairs of jeans

She bought several pairs of jeans from The Salvation Army for a mere $10

The end result looked near-identical to the original dress

She bought several pairs of jeans from The Salvation Army for a mere $10. The end result looked near-identical to the original dress

‘I drafted the pattern on my mannequin first and then after washing all the jeans, I took them apart with a seam ripper,’ Hayley said.  

‘I then separated the darks from the lights so I could work out which pieces to put where, once I fingered it out I then cut out each piece.’

She then used a glue gun to stick the trimming on.

'I drafted the pattern on my mannequin first and then after washing all the jeans, I took them apart with a seam ripper,' Hayley said

'I separated the darks from the lights so I could work out which pieces to put where, once I fingered it out I then cut out each piece,' she said

‘I separated the darks from the lights so I could work out which pieces to put where, once I fingered it out I then cut out each piece,’ she said

The end result looked near-identical to the original dress and was quickly purchased by a shopper.

Images of the design caught the attention of more than 5,900 people after images were shared on social media. 

‘You certainly have design and sewing talents. Well done, a great upcycle,’ one person wrote. 

‘I love it!!! I remember having several denim purses back in the day,’ another said. 

Some also dubbed Hayley’s version as ‘cuter’ than the original, while others wanted to buy the dress themselves. 

Flattered by the requests, Hayley said she is not taking requests until January 2022 as she’s currently on maternity leave but will likely recreate the dress again. 



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