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Suggestions for Denim Vest?

aconfusedidentity asked:

Do you have any ideas for things to do to a denim jacket? I’ve already cut off the sleeves 

truebluemeandyou: Go to truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/jacket and on page 1 and 2 I’ve posted vests with inserted sweater sleeves and on page 3 there is a restyled jacket with leather sleeves. There is also a cool button back (skull) denim jacket tutorial here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/post/10640376036/diy-embellished-skull-button-back-jean-jacket-tutorial

What are your suggestions?

callasoreon answered: You can make really cool designs with safety pins! 

truebluemeandyou; I have two safety pin tutorials with a crown here and the other with wings here.

inspirationrealisation answered: knitted sleeves or use the sleeves of a sweater or a sweatshirt! 

whaddaworm answered: you can add patches to it, like these http://www.iamvibes.co.uk/products

truebluemeandyou: you can also get different looks if you don’t want to embroider or use patches with iron on tee shirt paper.

wittywallflower answered: Are we still doing the ombré thing? Could dip dye or bleach it

Truebluemeandyou: I’m still seeing lots of dyed/ombre denim. You can check my blog out here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/bleach and  truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/dye

rainbowelbows said: I love cutting out the back and replacing it with lace, or adding lace detailing on the pockets. (See the A Beautiful Mess denim shirt tutorial.)

jessicariddle answered: bleach it ! or just the top or bottom half far a gradient affect.

eleanorisabel answered: I added pom pom trim to mine - it was really quick and easy

DIY Oscar de la Renta Inspired Headband F/2012 Tutorial. I like the idea of adding a brooch as embellishment. Tutorial by A Matter of Style here.
wittywallflower said: I made a super cute one in a similar vein. Wrapped a skinny plastic dollar store headband in a scrap of blue silk ribbon I had, then pin a jeweled blue brooch. I spent a quarter on the headband (was a pack of four), I had the other mats and glue.
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DIY Oscar de la Renta Inspired Headband F/2012 Tutorial. I like the idea of adding a brooch as embellishment. Tutorial by A Matter of Style here.

wittywallflower said: I made a super cute one in a similar vein. Wrapped a skinny plastic dollar store headband in a scrap of blue silk ribbon I had, then pin a jeweled blue brooch. I spent a quarter on the headband (was a pack of four), I had the other mats and glue.

Note to Tori Spelling and your PR Team who will never see this but should

UPDATE June 7, 2012 - one of my blogs I actually like is hawking YOUR collection but a an hour or so before had another sponsored post on Clorox Wipes. Now I’m somehow associating the two in my mind….

It doesn’t work in your favor to have almost every single blog out there hawking your Styled by Tori Spelling Collection on the same day (and some of my favorite blogs are doing this today). When I see a blog has been given free merchandise or is being paid to feature something it kind of takes the specialness of what you are selling away unless it is beyond amazing (i.e. one of the same blogs extolling your jewelry today recently did a Scott’s grass fertilizer post).

wittywallflower said: I hate that. Because you know it’s now some awesome thing the blogger discovered and wanted to share because it’s cool. It’s just a commercial. Someone getting paid to advertise a product while we have no idea what they REALLY think of it.

unfortunatelycake added: AMEN TO THIS, SERIOUSLY. So tired of seeing that product on my reader!