"" 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!

9 comments:

Work With What You've Got said...

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

Amy said...

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

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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).

p577 said...

oooh! NICE JOB!

love, fiftyseven
p577.wordpress.com

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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