This refashion project is 100% inspired by a Pinterest find. I saw a project on there that added lace to jean jacket. Just one quick search shows lots of jean jackets decked out in lace, ruffles, and tons of different trims. The jean jacket I used I thrifted from Plato’s closet and the lace I found in the Goodwill bins! One trip to the GW Outlet and I am stocked on projects for awhile. See my thrifted wreath project here.
I got a ruffler foot attachment for my sewing machine for my birthday. I knew I wanted to try it out for this project. It basically tucks fabric in even increments for a pleated look or to make a ruffle, depending the settings. It was the most frustrating thing ever to figure out, but once I got it attached and working, it turned out to be the coolest attachment I’ve got.
Before & After
Eddie Bauer jean jacket & lace curtain = simple refashion.
So first I marked a straight line on the lace with a water soluble marker (so it will wash off). That way I could easily run the lace curtain through my serger, which left me with a long rectangular piece with a finished edge. This made it easy to feed through the ruffler attachment. The ruffler foot made perfectly space pleats that just needed to be attached to the jean jacket.
I’m heading to Houston in March and I am thinking I maybe should take this jean jacket to the rodeo, is it country enough? I guess all I need to go with it is a good pair of cowgirl boots and I’d be good to go.