Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Refashioned: Jeans to Jacket
I recently made a denim jacket. I had been hoarding old pairs of jeans from my hubby and kids and was considering what to make from them. I've always wanted a denim jacket but wanted a biker style version.
I used Burdastyle 03/2012 #115. I had already cut the pattern out, intenting to refashion a tweed coat, but did not have enough fabric. left off the pockets and shoulder tabs.
I omitted the lining and overlocked the internal seams and top stitched the seams with a contrasting colour. the facing edges were bound using home made bias binding.
The jacket bodice was made from a selection of my husbands old jeans. I particularly like the dark blue denim. I love the look of worn denim. The sleeves came from an old pair of my son's jeans. the had a torn knee. I patched this and made sure it was not on a stress point in the garment. I like the contrast colour against the denim.
The metal zip came from my stash. not sure where i got it from originally, but shortening it to the right length was a real pain.
I have worn this jacket loads with my long dresses, black jeans etc. But never with my jeans! double denim - eugh!