This DIY/Refashion was just way too easy. It was as simple as removing the pockets from an old jean jacket or denim shirt (which is time consuming, but easy). I decided to double it up with another tutorial inspired by the lovely Rose Tyler of Doctor Who. She is/was the best companion. If you fight with me about this, it will only end in tears.
Let's start with the pocket!
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Removing the pockets is relatively easy. Use a seam ripper and go slowly. Fight the temptation to employ scissors, you may end up with holes in your denim. The toughest parts will be where the pockets are reinforced- so at the top of each side/ beginning + ending of a the stitch. Just keep busting those seams with the seam ripper and eventually you'll get through them all. I always iron the spot after seam ripping to get rid of the little holes left from the thread.
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And here is Rose modeling her eagle patched jean jacket! Her eagle is obviously brown, I used a black iron on patch (which I am LOVING) lately, since I still had some left over even after the SHERLOCK refashion. Craft stores sell the patches in brown, though! You could also paint it.
Start by google searching a picture of an Eagle if you can't free hand (be ethical). Then trace the silhouette on to your iron on patch using a fabric pen/marker/pencil. Cut it out. Eagles exactly like her silhouette was *all over*, but I was worried that it's a little too simplistic, so I opted for something a bit more detailed.
Next you can accent it, like hers is. I sketched it out with my fabric pen and then used white fabric paint (two coats) over top. I considered mimicking a more jagged, feather-like edging but decided to leave the edges circular, like Rose's.
Iron it on! Notice that in the end I gave him one small black dot for an eye and a gold beak. Those were also additions to her design. I really, really like the idea of painting iron-on patches. Think of the possibilities! I already am and you can probably expect several more tutorials featuring them.
And there you have it!
We have one last massive montage for Friday. I used to have a shirt a lot like the one above from The Gap. I ended up giving it away because I just had nothing to wear it with since denim on denim was a look I have never been able to pull off. Now that people are wearing leggings + colored jeans/pants it's so much easier to wear denim shirts and jackets. I hope your week has treated you well so far and only gets better! All the best and as always, thanks for reading!