Sunday, January 20, 2008


Lu & I designed an amazing little jacket this morning. It's swathed in pink polkadots, roses, and lace. Oh, and zebra too. What's not to like??

Started out with this, the G-man's outgrown Old Navy denim jacket.

We gathered our chosen ammo...

And after a couple of hours at the sewing machine, a truly sweet and girly TDF jacket emerged!

I cropped the jacket right above the lower pockets, and cropped the sleeves at 3/4 length too. I added faux zebra fur at the yoke in front & back, tracing the lines of the jacket with tissue first for a pattern. I added vintage pink rickrack to lower yokes, just for a little more pink (can you ever really have too much pink?) I also covered the seams in front and back with French lace beading.

The pockets feature Venice lace, imported French rosebud trim and a shabby pink chiffon rose.

The 3/4 sleeves and bottom of the jacket are trimmed with a double ruffle of embroidered netting lace ruffle and a sweet pink & cream polkadot.

For a finishing touch, I covered the original buttons with 3 different silver & pearl buttons (from my bottomless button box). The originals have a hole in the center, and I glued the shank of the replacement buttons right down into the hole. Perfect! I can't wait for Lu to see it! She may never take this off!


  1. Oh. My.

    That's amazing. Please take a photo of Lu's face when she sees it!!!

    Hm...wonder if DS the Younger has any outgrown things that I could revamp for his little sis...

  2. This is SO ADORABLE! Makes me want to make one for me. You come up with the coolest ideas! I wish my weekend had been half as creatively successful as yours!

    Shannon F

  3. This is SO ADORABLE. Wow!! Great job!! What a make over.

  4. Wonderful work. Great idea. So Cute.

  5. How fabulous - I love it!


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