I see so many DIY’s. And I gotta be honest – I can be crafty & handy like that – it’s just sometimes I don’t have the patience or the time.
BUT, when I saw this Mekdes leather jacket worn from one of my FAVORITE bloggers, Jessie, of Seams For A Desire, I NEEDED it. If you’re not checking out her blog, you should! I am inspired by her posts all the time.
After seeing her jacket, I became obsessed with it. I visited her page to look at that jacket EVERYDAY. I LONGED for it. I PINED for it. I NEEDED it. This is what happens when you’re addicted to fashion. Atlas, it’s not sold in the United States!
My only choice was to try a DIY!
It’s still in progress, but it’s starting to come along. Here is the jacket I started with – a Wilson’s Leather jacket – circa 1980′s or 1990′s. I LOVED the shape and the 80′s/90′s feel. AND, it was only $22.00 from Lost and Found, a local thrift shop in South Minneapolis.
I picked up some safety pins and studs:
And then I attached them to the jacket, placing them along both sides of the zipper:
BELOW LEFT: My jacket, still in progress
BELOW RIGHT: Jessie’s jacket from her blog, Seams For a Desire (my inspiration photo)
I knew I was on the right track when I gave my daughter a peek at the jacket and she SQUEALED and said OM MY GOD! I WANT ONE! YOU HAVE TO DO ONE FOR ME! And when she heard I was going to add some zebra stripes? She SWOONED. Like mother, like daughter. I told her she could borrow mine…
Now I’m on the hunt for some green zebra fabric to attach! Or do you think I should do fabric paint? Any suggestions on the Zebra stripes?
What do you think? Love it or leave it?
Fashion Blogger in Minneapolis
PS – I’m TOTALLY BANANAS over leather, studs and animal prints!