Thursday, 22 March 2012

All American Girl

Do you remember me talking about customising a vintage Levi denim jacket to create an American flag version? (see post)

I only bloody well went and did it didn't I!

(I actually finished it a few weeks ago, just haven't got around to posting about it until now)

Here it is:

It was really easy and cheap to make!

I eBayed everything. The fabric was around £1.20 for a large piece; the studs were £1 for a bagful (came from China and didn't take long at all!) and the jacket (a men's size small) was second-hand from a UK seller, picked up for around £8.

My sewing machine has packed in so I had the painstaking task of handstitching the fabric on.

The material was really bright so I ended up using the underside of it as the bit on show.

This was after a rather haphazard attempt at trying to lighten it in the bathroom sink with Domestos. This didn't work- not that I'd recommend it even if it had...

Don't think my outfit goes together so well but just threw the jacket over what I had on for the picture.
Necklace: Vintage Fair; Dress: £19,; Vintage Belt: 50p, charity shop; Ring: gift

I'm really pleased with it! I've only worn it a handful of times but had loads of compliments.

I'm in a really creative mood at the moment- are you customising anything for Spring?





  1. Ahh Katie I love it! You're so creative, amazing! :) miss you! Xxx

    1. thanks love! miss you (and Bham) too! xxx

  2. this looks amazing :) it looks so good & such a simple diy- go you!! i've been meaning to get some studs for ages, thanks for the heads up that they don't take too long to arrive (ebay can be a bit hit and miss like that!) xx

  3. I like this idea. My sis and I were reminiscing about when we used to customise old jeans in the 80s recently, might give it another go!

  4. Love this! It looks very professional, and I was just admiring the faded look of the flag when I read that it was the underside. Genius! =)

  5. Looks so good!! I definitely want to do something to my jacket now. Hmm I have some spare material too...

    Laila x

  6. I really like this, and great idea to use the back of the fabric for the faded look. You could definitely sell these, I'd buy one.

    Lakota x
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  7. I really like this, especially the idea of using the reverse of the material. You could sell these for sure - I'd buy one!

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  8. Wow this jacket looks awesome, the customising completely transforms it! x

  9. This is an awesome customisation! well done :) x

  10. This is an amazing DIY - it looks great! Really inspiring! xx

  11. The jacket looks awesomeee love ittt!! Dea

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