A couple of months ago I was wandering around TJMaxx and came across a nice denim jacket that I decided I had to have. It was just the right shade of blue and it was only $10. I bought it knowing that I’d end up altering it in some way because even though I liked it,I did think it was a bit boring as denim jackets go.
First I added some color to the collar. I used a variety of batik fabrics cut into strips and then fused to a base fabric using Mistyfuse. Then some detail zig zag stitching along the edge of each strip using some Superior metallic green thread. Unfortunately it doesn’t show the shimmer of the thread in the photo but trust me,it’s there. The jacket originally had some brass metal studs on the placket which are not really my style so I took those off and added the green pearl shell buttons which coordinate nicely with the green in the fabric.
I decided to keep it simple on the back and just added a strip of the batik fabrics in the center panel.
The sleeves were too long for me so I cut off the original cuffs and finished the ends of the sleeves with some more of the fabric