Friday, September 30, 2016

The Refashioners: Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket

My third and final "jeanius" project for The Refashioners community challenge is another attempt to replicate a popular style using an unconventional material - specifically a Chanel-inspired boxy, cropped jacket, typically made with tweedy wool, but here made with a pair of men's black denim jeans.

Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket - Before

I cut my front and back pieces from the fronts of the legs, and I cut the sleeves and pockets from the backs of the legs. The rest was sliced up into 1-inch strips and supplemented with a little white denim for contrast, left over from my previous refashion. I added five sets of hook-n-eyes on the under side of the front edges so my jacket can be closed without disrupting the look of the fringed border.

Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket - After
Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket - After

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Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket - After

6 comments:

jennifer elliott said...

Lovely! Great job as always.

Jennifer, EOD

RePurposeFul said...

Very very chic! Love it!

Gwen said...

Awesome. This and the other vest are in a dead heat for some of the coolest refashioned I've seen!!

Gwen said...

Awesome. This and the other vest are in a dead heat for some of the coolest refashioned I've seen!!

Chickie Walsh said...

Really, really cool!
Chickie

Amy Jo said...

That's amazing! I like the whole outfit, and the jacket is really beautiful!