Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jeans and Tee's DIY

While I was on va-ca I purchased a cute white tee with a patch on the bottom. The problem was, the patch was too thick for the tee fabric, and buckled. So I cut it off for future use on something else, and fringed & knotted the bottom of the tee.
The jeans are my favorite jeans ever, and so I just keep patching them. Voila, knee patches upon knee patches. I thought the peace sign was a nice addition, and could find no other suitable place for the Sublime patch other than the *ss.
I love my denim jacket. It's french. It has been going through a transformation over the years, with one beloved patch after another, and some artwork. The beautiful hand beaded bit was given to me by one of the designers years ago, along with a bag full of others. It was stuff they weren't going to use in their haute couture line. Then there's my tribute to John Lennon, the white letters spell LOVE. The red moose is for my connection to my parents, who were members of the moose lodge. Actually, I always thought moose were pretty cool. I loved the one that would wander through town on Northern Exposure. Then of course, there's the Dead bear, the ska patch, and the kiss me patch. I'd say this jacket is just about complete.

JD, I'm sorry I didn't get those pics of my favorite flea market up for you today, it's raining. Maybe next week.

Have a nice day every body! xo d


miss amanda jones said...

very cool! i have an old military coat that i am always adding a patch to. and im a sucker for anything with fringe ;)

Anonymous said...

Cool stuffs!!!

drollgirl said...

PATCHES!!! this totallly reminds me of when i was a kid in the 70's! patches patches PATCHES! :)

frances said...

haha the sublime patch! ace! x

Joanna Jenkins said...

That is one rockin' jacket. I love the moose too!
And what is it about the "perfect" jeans? I can't part with mine either. Of course my perfect jeans haven't fit me in years, but I still can't part with them :-)

Mimi said...

Cool tee! And the patches are awesome.. Puts me in a nostalgic mood :)


Green-Eyed Momster said...

Awesome, awesome!! Hey, a friend just sent me the coolest email and it's about shoes and I want to share it with you.
Will you please email me your address at traceymomster AT gmail DOT com? Thanks! It's not my main email address but it's the only one I'll leave in a comment box!!

Thanks and hugs!!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Oh, I love the Sublime patch!!



Vic said...

I love your jacket! I swear if I keep hanging out here I may just develop some style. Or at least I can live vicariously through you!

Cait said...

That is so cool I love these.

Thanks for the note. I loved it. Hope you are finding something to do with all that rain. Maegan said...

Fabulous!!! nice job!!

diane said...

Miss amanda jones: Oh, you just reminded me, I have my old Explorer's Post shirt. Maybe I could funk it up.

Choo: Thanks.

Drollgirl: I know, right?

frances: Yes, I could not help myself with the placement of that patch.

Joanna Jenkins: It's time for you to break in another pair and make them your new favorites.

Mimi: Nostalgic moods are how we roll at my house.

TraceyTreasure: I sent my address off to you. I'm curious, very curious.

Vic: Hang with me kid, I'll have you looking like Nancy Sinatra in no time.

Cait: I love your notes too.

love Maegan: Thanks, that is a HUGE compliment coming from you. You are my outfit hero.

nookie said...

cute jacket

Dominica said...

Iron on patches are in today ; you should check this site out ;
She's Dutch and has a blog here too, she sometimes comments on my blog...
She sells the loveliest fabrics and iron on stuff !!
A good way to revive/recycle some clothes that seem dull but what a difference something extra can make !
I love jeans-jackets ; I have a similar one and maybe I'll just search for it and wear it again...the weather is ok for a nice and cool jacket like yours !

mo.stoneskin said...

I shouldn't really be interested - guys shouldn't be should they? - but I love the whole patch concept. Do you make some of them or all of them or are they salvaged?

Charmaine said...

Now i'm going to have to fringe all my tees! Looks so rad!

diane said...

Dominica: Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. You should definately find your jacket, you'll need it for our roadtrip.

Mo Stoneskin: Hellooooo, most fashion designers are guys. Most of the patches are salvaged. Only the beadwork is an original piece, but not by me.

Charmaine: Glad to be of service.