As a recent graduate, I have been filling the gap between uni and employment with all those projects I’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t found the time.
The denim jacket – a classic, perpetually flowing in and out of fashion. The jacket to fling over anything – dresses, shirts, jumpers, even with denim jeans if you’re brave enough to go for double-denim!
My denim jacket has served me for two years – a thrift shop find (one pound. ONE POUND! you cant even get a drink for that money), but originally from Debenhams, this jacket is already well worn-in, but with plenty of life in it yet.
With the realization that with all likelihood I will keep (and regularly wear) my jacket for years, decades even, I have started to customize it. I will keep adding to it, eventually filling up every scrap of space, but for now I will leave it as is.
Anything goes with denim, it is super-easy to customize even if sewing isn’t your forte. Here are some suggestions based on what I’ve done to mine:
– Pin badges, brooches, interesting trinkets sewn on to the front. Most of mine are from my Grandad, so they have great sentimental value. But they are also the sort of thing found in charity shops and car boot sales, or eBay
– patches and fabric badges sewn on (or ironed on with bondaweb), from my Girl Guides days and travels, and army patches from Grandad.
– Embroidery and sewing beads onto the collar and shoulders.