Up-cycled Denim Waistcoat…

I have had this dirty look denim waistcoat for years and years.

I picked it up cheap back in the day but never really got into the dirty denim style.

It got just got stored.

Thrown into Narnia after only being worn once a year (honestly if that) never to be worn again.

I keep sorting it out but hate chucking things away I’ve paid for and not had much wear.

Aww, a good excuse for a makeover!?!…

What I used-

  • 1 unloved jacket
  • 1 old lace doily (charity shop 50p)
  • Vintage lace and collars (gave to me by mum)
  • Red gingham ribbon ( hobby craft)  
  • Sewing machine

What I did-

  • Pin collars onto the jacket and sews then on.
  • Pin doily onto back in place then sew on.
  • Pin ribbons and lace onto the jacket and sew.
  • Simply eh?

I am loving this waistcoat now it has had a super-cool makeover.

I’m thinking red polka dot pencil skirt and plain cream blouse?

Happy Saturday everyone 🙂

What are your plans for the weekend?

Claire Justine
Claire Justine

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  1. Imogen
    17th May 2014 / 12:16 am

    The detailing is so impressive and beautiful, it makes a big difference.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th May 2014 / 3:18 pm

      Aww thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. amy mayen
    17th May 2014 / 5:14 am

    Love it!! What a cute crochet doily-I never find those!! Cute:)

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th May 2014 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks Amy, I have a few doily's, just deciding where to put my next ones …

  3. Kezzie
    17th May 2014 / 9:02 am

    Really brilliant! It looks so pretty! I saw a pair of shorts in TK Maxx last week which were like this- denim with lace embellishments- they cost £20!x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th May 2014 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks Kezzie, whoo I am looking for some new shorts, they sound nice 🙂

  4. Joanna Pabel
    17th May 2014 / 11:09 am

    Great idea!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th May 2014 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks Joanna 🙂

  5. Please may I?
    17th May 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Very cute make over.X x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th May 2014 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  6. Elegance and Mommyhood
    18th May 2014 / 2:18 pm

    Your denim vest is absolutely gorgeous and unique. Loving all the fun detail: the flower on the back & the ruffled hem, especially. WOW!! How talented you are!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th May 2014 / 3:20 pm

      Haha, thanks Ada, you are so kind 🙂

  7. Winnie
    18th May 2014 / 7:45 pm

    This is so beautiful!!I have a similar waist-coat, that my Mom made me – and I love itYou're very creative Claire 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th May 2014 / 3:21 pm

      Aww thank you Winnie 🙂

  8. Debbie Stinedurf
    19th May 2014 / 1:14 am

    Completely adorable…love it!Debbiewww.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th May 2014 / 3:21 pm

      Thanks Debbie …

  9. Margarett Murphy
    19th May 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Wow how good does that look …well done i am sure you will get lots of wear out of it now ! ! !

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th May 2014 / 12:57 pm

      Aww thanks, it looks loads better 🙂

  10. Val S
    20th May 2014 / 1:56 am

    This is so cool! I'm going to start looking for doilies at the thrift shops!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th May 2014 / 12:58 pm

      Whoo Val great, let me know if you do so I can stop by and see what you make 🙂

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