Monday, 12 March 2012


Listening to: Ironic- Alanis Morissette.

As promised, here is a post about my customised denim jacket (sorry for the bad quality to the photos- I/m wearing this at the weekend as well so I'll get a much better completed photo). Originally bought in the sale in Primark about 3 years ago, I rarely wore it but now I don't want to take it off!

Using Dylon fabric paint, I mixed a grey then added A LOT of water to the paint. this is because a) denim is very absorbent so I wanted to ensure good coverage and b) I wanted the paint to look blotchy (if blotchy can look good).

Than I left it to dry for over a week (near on two) to ensure it was thoroughly dry (although  my mother decided the day after I painted it to put it in my wardrobe). Ironing fixes the paint, and after a wash it apparently returns the fabric to its original softness but I was too impatient to wash it.

Than using a 50p lace dolly I found in a charity shop (ECCO in Harlow) I carefully drew a pencil border, cut out the lace pattern from within and stitched it onto my jacket, giving it a cowboy shirt sort of look.

Finally I added some 'gold' triangle studs bought of eBay to the tip of the collar.

I was at work all day so at home I got changed from my uniform into this simple outfit.

Jeans: Primark (skinny but a few sizes to big now)
Belt: New Look
Jacket: customised
Top: gifted from a male friend- was on its way to a charity shop.

I really like the top I'm wearing. its a beautiful pastel mint colour and although both male and several years old- very on trend.

What do you think of my handy work?
Jodie x


  1. Wow your lace jacket looks really good! Like a shop bought one! I wish I had the crafty skills to do something like that. I'm useless at all things practical, I'm only imaginative with words...

    Gemma x

    1. Thankyou!
      I just wish i had not been so stubborn and followed my boyfriends advice and used fabric glue to attach the lace rather than sew it on. would have saved me a few hours.
      Im useless with words so if you ever want to swap one day im up for it.

  2. I love the studs on your jacket, so cute!


    1. Thanks- they are 99p well spent.
      The only problem is that they are TOO easy to attach to clothes so I can't seem to stop wanting to add them to eveything. my boyfriends had to hide them