I’ve ALWAYS wanted a cool leather jacket. Always. But I could never bring myself to pay for one. So while I was out thrifting, I got this leather jacket at the thrift store for $7. I loved the look of the leather, the great zippers and the overall shape.(It had sleeves. I just cut them off before I took the pictures. oops!) It was in great condition, but it was a little too big. So I thought I’d try to make it my size! For those of you that are freaking out right now, thinking leather is hard to work with- IT”S NOT! It doesn’t even move like a cotton or stretch. I’m telling you- DO NOT BE AFRAID!!
Before you begin:
I recommend using a heavy needle. They make leather needles, but I actually used a denim needle because it’s what I had. I have a button that automatically changes my tension and stitching for leather. ( I know. Thank you Husqvarna:) ) But you can check your machine for the recommendations.
Also, good leather jackets also have a lining. Don’t let that intimidate you! All you have to do is remember that whatever you do to the leather, do to the lining. It’s just on the inside.
Let us begin…
First what I did is cut off the sleeves at the seam. I needed to bring the shoulder line in.
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Remember the grey knit dress that I made for my trunk show?
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Finally! After many requests, the paperbag waist skirt in the original black/white linen is here!
It has great pockets…
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Big bows are still in. Here’s a new style by Lauren Moshi.
I can’t find the designer for this one, but it’s so sweet!
And this one from Gossip Girl (never seen the show, just saw the headband.)
I hope this trend doesn’t go away for a while. I’m loving the big statement bows.
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Introducing you to my Flea Market Frock. It’s one of my new designs for summer.
It’s shown here in cream voile.
It’s the perfect dress for any body type. It has broader shoulders, a higher cut neckline, a shirred elastic waistband and cutout pockets.
I also have it in hand dyed navy...
…and charcoal grey.
Its’ so lovely as a spring/summer dress and it’s extremely versatile because you can wear it with leggings or jeans. Go check out a lot more pictures in my etsy store! It’s stocked with MANY new items!!
I’m even thinking about how I’m going to style it for the fall! With a long sleeve shirt under it, a big belted cardigan, tights and knee high boots… it’s a year round dress! I’ve got two other colors of it coming soon!