Buying a denim jacket second hand or on sale, embellishing it and then having people admire your wearable art (even offering money) is so very satisfying. Pictured are two such jackets (jacket left, is a work in progress). I usually get the jacket to a wearable stage and as inspiration strikes me, I keep adding embellishments. Call it 'wearable art in progress'.
The jacket pictured left has been embellished with Shiva Paintstiks using rubbing plates, staggering their position. The front of the jacket has also been embellished with Shiva Paintstiks and Hot-Fix SiamAB Crystals.
The jacket pictured right has been embellished with printable inkjet fabric sheets using images from a book called Art-To-Wear. The shiny embellishments are Angelina Fibres fused onto the jacket using Misty Fuse. All embellishments have been machine sewn on using Gold and Variegated Signature Threads showcasing the fabulous fancy stitches on my machine.
I am always on the lookout for a discounted denim jacket with lots of panels making it easier to segment the decorative elements. It really can be a fast fun and easy fashion project, showcasing your personality, skill and talent. I wear them with pride.