Jazz up any jacket or jeans with help from a little needle and thread.
There’s been an explosion of iron-on patches, appearing on everything from denim jackets to designer bags (those Anya Hindmarsh ones though…). I think they either make or break a piece, and so I finally gave into the patch-work craze and tried it out on a jacket that was crying out for some colour…
… And it turned out pretty well! I thought a khaki army jacket was the safest bet with the pink and black colour scheme of the patches I had, but I bet any patches would look fab together. Even better? It’s super simple to achieve, all you need is an iron, some iron-on patches and your desired piece of clothing to jazz up. Then follow the instructions for your patch, and ta-da! I got my patches from Brandy Melville and ASOS.
This next DIY requires some skill in the stitching department. I became more and more obsessed with pictures I’d see on Tumblr of words and symbols sewn into random areas of clothing. And so it came to me to embroidery a very special pair of jeans with an even more special story…
I bet you can’t guess how that rip appeared? I’ll give you a clue, it doesn’t involve me hacking at the knee with a pair of scissors. My dad was wearing these jeans on the day I was born, 17th of April 2000, and to cut a long story short my mum’s tight handgrip caused my dad’s knee to rip through his jeans.
So you could say I made a mark on fashion even before I was born? HA! TMI much.
Jemima Plume Xx