Do you have a few minutes to spare for a day? Do you like commenting on contributors' posts? The Refashion Coop needs two volunteer Editors on Duty (EOD for short) to make sure the site is running smoothly. Interested? Have questions? Please contact Jennifer Elliott at Thank you!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Staple Leather Jacket

I have been wanting a staple leather jacket for a long time now. I check every time I go to a thrift store, but most of what I find are neon 80's nightmares. Honestly I haven't checked out retail stores for one mostly because I know it would be far out of my wallets reach. This winter I found this jacket in the goodwill outlet store and thought that it could be a good start to my future staple garment. Admittedly it came with a few issues the biggest of which being it was to small around my hips.
It was a rather simple standard leather jacket. Nothing overly decorative or special. A perfect blank slate to start out with! For this refashion I added a triangular piece to the hip area to widen the jacket and added decorative stitching to the shoulders and cuffs.

If you want to check out more of my process of refashioning this jacket and the inspiration behind it take a look at my blog. Till next time happy refashioning!


Minnado said...

I like the decorative stitching.

Debbie EOD

Nina said...

Awesome! looks great

Stef Weidert said...

Thank you Debbie and Nina! I am really happy with how it turned out!

Chickie Walsh said...

That looks amazing!

Stef Weidert said...

Thanks Chickie!

RePurposeFul said...

Fabulous!! You took flaws and turned them into awesome! Love the way it looks on you :)

jenny_o said...

You did a great job - it fits perfectly and looks wonderful.