Saturday, March 24, 2012

Repurpose your old denim jacket into a rocker chic vest

I'm sure we all have that denim jacket in our closet that we no longer wear. Well before you decide to get rid of it try making it into a rocker chic denim vest. If you don't have a denim jacket, go to your local thrift store. The jacket below was purchased at my local Goodwill for $4.99. It's actually too big but I really wanted to try the look. Even though its big, I'm still going to wear it because the final product turned out to be absolutely gorg!!!

Let's begin......

Cut the sleeves of the jacket along the seam, get as close as possible and try to be as neat as possible.

Rubber band different sections of the vest. I used approx. 30 rubber bands. You should be left with one big ball.

You want to put your vest in a concoction of bleach and water. For every 1 cup of bleach add 3 cups of water. Now I thought this process was going to be fast but for me it wasn't. It took approx. 30 minutes of turning the vest over to get the look below.

Once you achieved the stain you like, wash the vest in the washer by itself and then put in the dryer. To spunk the vest out, add some studded jewels. Find some studs that you stick through the denim and fold the backs down. You can apply them wherever you wish, I decided to apply them along the shoulders of the vest. These studs can be found at your local craft stores. The studs below were found at Hobby Lobby for $1.67 with 30% off.....winning.

Once the studs are done, your vest is ready to be worn over a maxi dress or with a t-shirt and leggings. This vest has definitely become the statement piece of the outfit. For a more distressed look you can fray the collar and the breast pockets with a razor.

......Even celebrities love wearing denim vests.

Hope you enjoyed!!!!

If you tried this DIY, please send me pics as I would love to see.