Sunday, April 22, 2018

jean jacket refashion

Okay I think it is done. Took off the bangles, they were way too loud.

jean jacket refashion

 Added some bling to the pockets. Not sure I'm liking it.

 I'm finding it challenging to work in my gelli print journal. I'm used to starting with a blank page.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

jean jacket refashion

Oh my gosh you guys, I decided the sleeves were way too long on this jacket AFTER I embellished it!

After watching a couple of tailoring you tube videos I decided to go for it.

Turned out okay but one little corner. Instead of redoing the flannel facing I just sewed the hell out of it. Hoping my ocd will let it go.

The coat fits much better now, I even bought some new boots that have a turquoise stitching. Cute!

I'm not a big fashion person but always admire the ladies that pull it off, down to the matching shoes. So I guess this is my version of that. Not even appropriate for a sixty two year old women but what the hell. When I get old I shall wear purple! Right? I'm just not like the others. 

I do think my coat is cuter than the one I tried on in Chico's and I designed it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

jean jacket refashion

Trying to decide if this is done...anyone think it needs more foliage or grass to tie it all in?

Monday, April 16, 2018

jean jacket refashion

I've been working on my jacket while waiting for spring to begin. So cold outside that I'm glad to have this in my lap to keep me warm. Can you see the fern in progress?

This time last year everything was blooming in my yard all at once! Hopefully the flowering bushes aren't affected by this record cold snap. They seem to know that now is not the time to be blooming. 

I see the wisdom in having a garden journal although I've never done it. Now that I have social media I can track things by my pictures I shared the year before. 

I've come to the scary realization that I need to shorten the sleeves! Yikes, really scary to do after spending so much time on the embellishment.  At this stage in life I'm used to making rookie mistakes while sewing and not going to let my fear stop me from making it right.Wish me luck.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

cell phone case refashion

Poor little Riki was sick so he stayed in bed most of the day.

I, on the other hand, spent the day making a small journal out of my old cell phone case. The cell phone died a way too early death and I spent way too much on the leather cover. It reminded me of my moleskine journal so I re fashioned it into just that.