Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Well. Hmm. Now what?

 I adore the embellished denim jackets that Carol at The Polka Dot Closet creates and was inspired to make one myself.  Last weekend I found a jacket that suited me at the VOA so game on.  Sorry I neglected to take a "before" picture!  The jacket is Chicos with all-over embroidery and it has the boxy shape I like.  I am all about comfort and don't like my clothes to touch me too much.  My finished jacket is nothing like hers but that is how inspiration works.
 I added ruffles that I harvested off some curtains I bought at The Bins...
... and some tapestry trim from my stash.  I like how it turned out but, but...  I don't know if I will have the nerve to wear it out in public.  Sheesh!

17 comments:

Art and Sand said...

What a fun project? Now, where in Portland can it make its debut?

Gail Thayer said...

Kathy, OMG, you would totally rock that jacket!! Seriously, it's really quite cute and stylish....put that on and wear it proudly!

The Junque Seeker said...

That's wonderful! You MUST wear it - it's too cute to stay home!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love it! The contrast of the trim is perfect and the lace gives it such an elegant feel. Put it on and start counting the compliments!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Get some nerve up! Wear it when you go shop Plucky!

Maureen said...

Love the lace and jean combo... I agree with the others - wear it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Kathy...I LOVE it! It is simple and perfect. So often when I see embellished jackets they are way over the top! Wear it, I promise you people will stop you with compliments! Well done and thank you for letting people know your source!

Carol

Annette said...

it looks great. I agree with Laurie...wear it to Plucky...perfect place for the debut!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

That jacket is DARLING Kathy. Wear it!

xo Danielle

CATHY said...

It looks great - you MUST wear it. Be brave.

CATHY said...

It looks great - you MUST wear it. Be brave.

Celestina Marie said...

Kathy your jacket is fantastic. What a great look. You just have to wear it.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I like it a lot
you better wear it
it's really cute
I have a Chico's demin jacket I could play with UHMMMM

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You better wear it! I meant it! heehee! It's adorable and will look cute on you! Maybe I should make one...hhhmmm! Sweet hugs!

Laurie said...

Oh we are so alike! I made one of those a few years ago and I think I wore it twice. Not because I didn't have the nerve but because it didn't keep me warm enough (it is Colorado, you know.) So a few months ago I took all the decor OFF and decided I would start all over again. You are inspiring me! I LOVE the idea of the long lacy bottom -- that is brilliant and I might have to copy you!

Barbara said...

That is really great! And I hear you ... I wish I were the kind of person who could wear that, but somebody might actually LOOK MY WAY and I would not like that. Sigh.

Annette said...

Oh, I love it Kathy! It's so pretty and feminine. And I have to agree with everyone else...You have to wear it. It's begging to be worn!