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Tuesday September 16, 2014

patchwork denim is trending...let's get crafty

A CHIC PROJECT YOU CAN DO IN LESS TIME THAN IT TAKES TO PICK OUT AN OUTFIT

A CHIC PROJECT YOU CAN DO IN LESS TIME THAN IT TAKES TO PICK OUT AN OUTFIT

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Just to be clear, I'm not a sewing master- at all.  I love DIY projects if they are completely A-D-D and I can cut every corner to complete them.  There is something so gratifying about creating something of your own. I will usually be inspired by something random, seek out the laundry list of things I need to do the project and become obsessed with finishing it immediately- no calls, meals, or daily life until I have finished what I started.  What's left is usually an aftermath of glue, sequins and feathers.  I once heard someone say a messy workspace is the sign of a creative mind and I just repeat that "genius" to anyone who raises an eye about my project tornadoes.  This idea is actually pretty easy (knock on something).   Given this is our first DIY together, my aim is little work and high gratification.  

Patchwork and embroidered denim is everywhere for fall.  There is a homespun trend in general in fashion right now that you will see not only across denim but also in knitwear and sweaters.  So in the spirit of a return to the craft (and the happy coincidence of fall sports season starting) I love the idea of adding vintage varsity letterman numbers and letters to a denim jacket.  You can personalize with your alma mater, initials or if you are like me...find a patch that has a fabulous color combo and own it like you always have.  Ebay has cool and inexpensive vintage patches in tons of styles and colors.  Need new denim to patch-up?  Click here to shop my denim edit