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Monday, January 25, 2016

Denim and Leather

At the last clothes swap I attended, I picked up a vintage Levi's denim jacket that had seen better days. The collar was dirty and damaged, and the sleeves were a little baggier than I would have liked. I decided to replace the collar and sleeves with black leather, courtesy of a skirt from another clothes swap last year.

Denim & Leather Jacket - Before2015 Spring Clothes Swap Haul

I cut off the old sleeves as close to the shoulder seams as possible, then used one as a pattern to cut out two leather sleeves from the skirt. I also removed the worn collar, used it as a template for the leather piece, then reattached the new collar to the jacket.

Denim & Leather Jacket - After

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Denim & Leather Jacket - After


jennifer elliott said...

As always, you're amazing and complete cool refashions. Love it!

Jennifer, EOD

Annikins said...

This is reeeally lovely , great refashion and so inspiring

Marisa Glied said...

Just adorable!!! Great job!