Showing posts with label jacket. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jacket. Show all posts

March 11, 2012

It all started with a jacket...

I am a fan of up-cycling. Sometimes it works, sometimes I learn and sometimes, if I'm lucky, I'll gain a 'new' piece of clothing. Well it was the jacket that got me started on all of this. I wanted a nice jacket to wear, but being a saver I went and searched the racks at the thrift store. I found this:
Unfortunately the lining was all ripped, so I haggled for a discount, and then spent the money on fabric. :) I carefully took out the lining in sections, and then used them for my pattern. Slippery little buggers.
The fabric I chose is the bright red and yellow floral print (my partner says it reminds him of Fresh Prince). I just think the plain grey jacket needs a little pizazz. :)
I was able to machine sew the whole jacket in except the sides, which I hand stitched. With all this warm weather I've been able to wear the jacket all winter, it's a bit snug, so I can't wear any thick sweatshirts underneath. The hood is still lined with the old lining, I'm not sure whether to replace it. And how about those buttons, replacing them might be tricky. Ideas?