Hello there! Do you have an old jean jacket that is just blah? It hangs in your closet, year after year? Maybe you bring it out occasionally? Well, I did! I kept packing it away every Winter, and taking it out every Spring... But never wearing it... It finally ended up in my donate box... Now, I am a Re-Fashioner, an UPcycler, a RePurposer -- why would I even HAVE a donate box for clothes?! I'm not sure.... I guess there are the occasional items that I look at and can't even see myself using for one of my designs... This jacket fell into that category.
Well, today I looked at it and thought... hmmmmm... I had an idea... would it work? Would it look dopey? I figured - what the heck? I don't like it or wear it any way!
So, here's what I did:
I sewed an awesome handmade doily that I'd picked up at a yard sale to the back of the jacket... Double seams - one straight and one zigzag for strength. Then I just cut out the material that was under it from the back side. Now, it's unique, it lets air through for the summer, AND whatever color shirt I wear shows through the doily!!! Cool!
I was really happy with how this looked, but when I thought about wearing it I realized one thing: NO pockets!! This is on the front - a phony!! it's just a flap! Grrrrr!!
I am funny about pockets - I need to have at least one. Soooo, I used the piece of fabric I cut out of the back of the jacket and made a pocket :) Then I just sewed in onto the inside, behind the "impostor" :) and slightly behind the front placket -- more secure there :)
And here's how it looks from the front: Not really noticeable, which is great, but even if you can see the stitching, it's OK because it looks like it's a pocket! (which it is! hehe) --- By the way, that dark spot on the bottom corner is a stain from ages ago; I don't even know what it was from... This is a pretty old jacket... ;)
That's all Folks! Have a fabulous day!