Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Fun Embellished Denim Jackets!
I have a hard time keeping my hands off plain denim jackets. I want to embellish them all. Today I have two that I want to share with you. First is my version of a jacket I saw on a blog I like: justsomethingimade.com
I chose a loose, hip-length jacket. I was lucky to find one I liked at D.I. for $5.
The back view has the most vintage patches.
The patches are graphics available from graphicsfairy.blogspot.com
I printed the labels and patches on Colorfast Sew-in Inkjet Fabric Sheets.
After a quick rinse & spin cycle and a tumble in the dryer with a load of towels, the patches are starting to fray nicely. The idea is a worn, comfortable look.
The next jacket is just in time for Halloween!
Back view with owl graphic I scanned from a vintage decoration I got on eBay.
Close-up of Owl
The front is simple, with leaves and rick-rack and the addition of bottle-cap buttons.
The sleeve cuffs are also embellished with rick-rack.
I have made embellished denim jackets for my grand-daughters and had a lot of fun doing it. Just think how many things you can do when denim is your canvas. Go thrifting today!