"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): quilted jean jacket (a really cop-out DIY)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

quilted jean jacket (a really cop-out DIY)

Sorry for the absence yesterday... I was busy sleeping 14 hours straight, then I was awake for about 2 hours, at which point I fell asleep again... I felt kinda half-sick on Saturday and Sunday, where my glands were really swollen and I had a sore throat... I decided that if I didn't just sleep and sweat all day on Monday, I would go from half-sick to full blown sick, so I stayed home from work and slept. All. Day. Long. It would be kind of gross how much I slept, but apparently it worked because I feel awesome today (save for a really stiff neck, probably from the marathon sleep session). Anyhoodle, I have the world's most cop-out DIY for you, so let's get right to the outfit:
Jean jacket - originally from Target, DIY
T-shirt - Target
Jeans - Built by Wendy sample sale
Shoes - thrifted Santorini

Somehow I have like four jean jackets, so I decided to spruce this one up.. like three years ago I found a quilted embroidery hoop at the thrift store and bought it for 80 cents... it's been sitting with some sewing stuff ever since... I cut a hole in a jean jacket, slightly smaller than the embroidery hoop

removed the quilt from the embroidery hoop and machine sewed it in
then used some burnt orange embroidery floss to add a little detail around the quilting to finish it off

I could totally see doing this with doilies, embroidered samplers, or even just another piece of fabric... not that I need to start having an arsenal of customized jean jackets or anything, so I think I'll just leave it at this one.

PLUS! It reminds me of Jay McCarroll's final show from the first season of Project Runway (why oh why can't I find a picture of his awesome burgundy quilted coat?!?), even though Michael Kors called it "too DTM" (dyed to match), I was in LOVE with it... I even wore a different homage outfit in October 2008...
Alright, have a fab day everyone! I'm off to go catch up on all your lovely blogs and finish reading "The Wordy Shipmates" by Sarah Vowell, which is endlessly entertaining and witty!


Work With What You've Got said...

OMG!~ I love that! LOVE. I must find a way to do that. So awesome...

Anonymous said...

AWESOME DIY project!! So simple, but so wonderful...



Sal said...

Oh lady, so sorry to hear you've been illin'! But land sakes, what an incredibly original DIY. Tres cool

jesse.anne.o said...

I love simple DIYs. It's like you're talking my language!

And I love this sentence:
"...not that I need to start having an arsenal of customized jean jackets or anything, so I think I'll just leave it at this one."

And I'm glad you're feeling better!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

whoa, that is rad!!
you just may be the craftiest person i know (well, sorta know).

Anonymous said...

oooh! NICE JOB!

love, fiftyseven

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love your DIY project -- that's so cool looking and seems pretty easy to do!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Meggstatus said...

This is such a great idea to spruce up a jacket, it adds so much character to a basic denim jacket. I am very impressed!

Clare said...

AWESOME! Awesome awesome awesome. That is the coolest jacket!


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