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Topic: A denim/leather jacket, a furry vest, and a shiny skirt! (TONS of pictures)  (Read 1901 times)
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Encaitare
« on: February 05, 2011 06:45:05 PM »

Here are some things I made a while ago but never remembered to post!

I had a brown faux-leather coat that I just loved, but it got a tear in it near the sleeve that just wouldn't stay sewn shut -- it would simply rip again because the cheap material couldn't take any tension.  The solution?  Remove the sleeves completely, along with some other bits, and attach them to a great old denim vest I've had for, oh 8 years or so.  Easy recon!

I also added a strip of vintage lace along one side.  I'm a big fan of asymmetry. Smiley



The back:



Action shot -- aviator cap optional but recommended.  Dorky socks an absolute must! XD



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Next, I had to do something with the remnants of the jacket!  So I took some faux fur and covered the cut edges with it. 



Back view:



And I made some nifty epaulets for the top!  They are made from a quilted piece of fake leather that I salvaged from a pair of ruined boots.  I sewed on the chains by hand, which were taken from a vintage necklace. 



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And finally, a black miniskirt I made from an old pair of pants.  The zippers are nonfunctional and came from the same pair of pants.  I attached the whole thing to a stretchy waistband from some gross old sweatpants.  It's wayyy too short to wear without leggings. XD





Thanks so much for looking and reading! Grin
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solsticecusp
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 10:24:10 AM »

i love the vest! it looks like you bought it that way, in an overpriced boutique -very professsional looking - i would totally rock that
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WhimsySister
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011 07:40:47 PM »

LO OOO OOOO VVVEEEEE the fur trimmed vest !!! THAT IS ONE OF MOST AWESOME THINGS I'VE SEEN ON HERE!
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... and they lived happily ever after ... in Ireland.
Encaitare
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011 11:08:45 PM »

Thanks to both of you!  The vest was so easy to make, I just hot glued the fur on.  And you don't need a lot of it either, I just used scraps left from another project.  So it's a pretty cheap and fun craft, give it a shot! Smiley
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poo-doll
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011 05:42:14 AM »

LOVE that vest!!  and all the goodies..  I'm a huge fan of dorky socks too...
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