29.3.12

DENIM DIY

I picked up this vintage Wrangler jacket a week ago knowing it would make the perfect evening project. . . and last night was that evening.



While watching Last of the Mohicans (Daniel Day Lewis anyone?) I set about covering up the artwork that the previous owner had added (I DO like the rose they painted on the collar).  Rooting through my cloth scrap-bin I discovered that still had some more of the B&W fabric that i've used for other projects left which seemed to be a good match for the jacket.  

BEFORE


For this project I centered the pattern over the painted panel and cut the cloth to size (leaving .5" all around to fold under for a clean edge). I then pinned it into place and sewed around the perimeter with my machine. Boom boom boom. done.  It's also good to put a few pins in the middle to keep the cloth centered while you work.  *Sorry there are no process photos this time, I'll try to be a more diligent DIY documenter next time.  

AFTER



12 comments:

Arlie said...

hell yah! i love it

ASH said...

ShiT! I love what you did with it!

Tanis said...

That is one sweet jacket! Did you tuck the edges under & just do a zig zag stitch?

Rackk and Ruin said...

@tannis - Exactly!!

Zoё said...

Oh my god! You are just amazing at this.

Carol said...

I have lived 7 years in Barcelona and these are my recomendations:

- The Dali Museum in Figueres (60 minutes from Barcelona by train. You can take the train in Sants Station)

You can profit the trip and go the same day to Cadaques by the same train(one of the most beautifull places in the Costa Brava)

- Breakfast: http://www.federalcafe.es/

- Vintage clothing: Holala and Retro City (Raval area)and Le Swing (Borne)

- Bar: Betty Ford (Raval area)and Hotel Raval (the top of the hotel)

- Shopping: La Comercial and Coquette (Borne), Santa Eulalia (Paseig de Gracia).

- Clubbing: Sala Apolo (Don´t miss Nasty Mondays) and Sala Razzmatazz (see websites)

- The best antique shop ever: heritage (http://www.heritagebarcelona.com/) Gotic Area

Sorry, my English is not good

Have fun in Barcelona

Let's Bolt said...

2 kewl 4 skool.

bravegrrl said...

oh i love it!

Amanda said...

Love it!

meg wachter said...

you know you're my style idol, right?

reid.damnit said...

that is a giant improvement!

sweet harvest moon said...

It looks amazing!