When I bought this Denim Dress I knew immediately that it wouldn’t take much to refashion it into a jacket. I think Jean Jackets are quite versatile and they seem to be a timeless staple to any wardrobe.
The zipper is completely broken. It’s not jammed or stuck. It’s just broken so I felt no guilt whatsoever when I cut the material at the waist (through the zipper and all)…
Had the zipper worked, I could have used it functionally in the final garment (as my top half is smaller than my bottom half). Oh well… Goodbye, zipper.
I decided to leave all the edges raw as distressed denim seems to be a trend right now.
Then it sat in my closet…
Until I got the idea to put it on a dress form we have at work.
Denim jackets are great but they’re kind of boring. To show off our Destiny II Machine, I decided to embroider a design on the back. What better way to showcase a machine’s capabilities AND spice up a refashion, right?
I just chose a design already built in to the machine and used the largest hoop size available (9.5 X 14… that’s big!). I’m really impressed with how well Destiny embroidered on denim, especially down that middle seam!
I was on a roll so I decided to spice up the front with my monogram too.
I couldn’t just leave Frenchy naked underneath the Jacket so I put one of my Sun Dresses on her. This was a freebie from a friend of mine. I liked it as-is and did absolutely nothing to it (I’ll have to steal it back come vacation time!).
Even though I left the edges raw, I did top stitch about a quarter of an inch above the hem just to give it some kind of definition.
I think she’s a lovely edition to our showroom floor. Aren’t those embroidered chucks super cute too? (Can you tell I’m on an Embroidery kick??) For a better look at those check out my Instagram.
I could definitely still wear this jacket out and about if I wanted to. But for right now I think it looks great on my Parisienne themed Store Dress form (Frenchy. Get it?).
Happy Embroidering! Don’t be afraid to go for it!
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