Bowler hat - River Island, denim/paisley jacket - DIY, polo shirt - £1 shop, trousers - M&S, shoes - River Island
I have been in love with Sara's WAISTE denim jackets for a long time and if I had all the money in the world, I would buy them all, but unfortunately I don't, so I thought I might as well get crafty and try and make my own interpretation of one. Since I am literally in love with paisley print, I thought I'd make a paisley print denim jacket!
This jacket looks like it would've been relatively easy to make, but it certainly was not. I really wanted paisley panels, so I through a plethora of charity shops, trying to find something paisley. At last, I found a paisley quilted floor length jacket, which I cut off the ends and used the material for this DIY. Since it was quilted, I had to unpick ALL of the criss-cross stitching, in order to detach the lining and the padding. Once I had done, then I could finally attach the pieces of material.
Now, before last week, the last time I had done any sort of machine sewing was in Year 9 in our textiles lessons, so I was worried that I would be a bit rusty with it, but turned out that the sewing part was fine - getting the material so it was the right size was the hard bit!
Alas I have finally finished this jacket after 4 hours unpicking the quilting and sewing. I wish I had bought a larger jacket than this one to have done this DIY on, as I think denim jackets look better oversized, but I am, nonetheless, very happy with it! Making this jacket was actually quite fun, so watch this space - I might make some more and sell them in the near future!
That is all for today. School has been majorly stressful as of lately (doing technically 6 A level subjects, looming violin audition, running Glee Club, MD of Young Enterprise...), hence why I have had no time to update this blog. I thank all the people who have been patient and not so patient (Olivia ;)) with my sporadic posts. I will post more frequently when I have more time - half term maybe?
Ciao for now,
P.S. This is my 100th post on my blog! How time flies when you're having fun ;)