smashing jackets…refashion those coats!
I scored this rather boring denim blazer for only €1.
and this is why I snagged it!
Isn’t that embroidery fabulous?
– I wasn’t sure if I’d ever wear the jacket but I knew that fantastic detail would absolutely be put to good use!
I wanted that embroidery for another jacket but also wanted to salvage the blazer so I grabbed a doily large enough to cover the fab detail and pinned it in place.
zigzagged it on as close to the edge as possible (& then over-stitched with a wider zigzag for extra strength).
and carefully chopped out my prize leaving the lovely lace in its place!
The jacket was still much too humdrum for my taste so I added some vintage lace around one of the sleeves & both cuffs.
and, just like my Altered Denim vest, created an adorable little brooch from the scrappy remains!
Next I grabbed my cool yet boring faux-vintage-army-jacket.
plonked the lurvly patch on the back.
and stitched it on.