Embroidered Denim Jacket

When I bought this Denimย 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.

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No undershirt. Zit cream on my face. I have no shame.

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)…

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Easy.

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.

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Might as well cut these off too…

I decided to leave all the edges raw as distressed denim seems to be a trend right now.

Then it sat in my closet…

FOREVER.

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?

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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.

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This is another font I purchased from Applique Market. (Remember my Monogram Pillows? Also Applique Market).

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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!).

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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.

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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?).

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Happy Embroidering! Don’t be afraid to go for it!


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