I have been searching and searching for the perfect denim jacket. Why? I am DYING to make a denim + lace shirt, jacket, or vest! Look at these pictures from my Pinterest board – DIY Clothing and tell me YOU don’t want one too! 😉
Awesome right!? But the search for the perfect denim piece was hard. It had to be lightweight, faded, and pale blue. I also wanted it to have a flattering fit and possibly even front pockets – so I could rip them off and put lace in their place. The jean jackets I came across were all dark and heavy. I had to adjust the concept slightly when I found this medium blue, light-weight denim VEST.
It obviously needed a lot of work and attention to turn it from that ^ into a beautiful lace + denim vest. I took out my trusty seam ripper and removed the front pocket and the ribbon around the inside of the collar. I then cut out the back of the vest – leaving a 1/2 inch of the original garment all the way around so I would have something to sew the lace to. I used this piece I cut out to make the pattern for the lace insert. I also used the pocket I removed as a pattern for a new lace pocket. After sewing these lace elements onto my denim vest I finally have an adorable lace + denim vest for Spring!
I think I will also remove the brown/tan buttons and switch them out for white ones, but I couldn’t wait to show you all this new wardrobe piece I have been dreaming of for weeks! I will add a picture of me wearing it when I find/make the perfect pants to wear with them…
Check out my March 10 post for another lace + denim vest post! I need some helping deciding what to do with it – so comments are welcome and appreciated!