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DIY Fierce Denim Jackets


You, too, can have your own Balmain/Lady Gaga-inspired denim jacket.  We asked DIY Queen Michelle Elaine, co-founder of FVNCY, to give us some step-by-steps on how to refashion our tired old denim jackets into fierce creations.  Michelle Elaine (aka M.E.) also has an unhealthy obsession — and might I say fetish — for sequins, so we get some double DIY action here via a shredded jacket with peekaboo sequins.

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1., 4., & 6. BALMAIN RTW Spring/Summer 2011 – via Vogue.
2. & 3. PLAY ME High Waist Sequin Short – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
5. Lada Gaga studded jacket as seen on her music video, “Telephone” – via Nitrolicious.

Follow M.E.’s simple step-by-step instructions and see where you can apply your own individual do-it-yourself look! Click below for more.


(DIY Jackets, courtesy of Michelle Elaine of FVNCY, for Denim Therapy)

What you will need:
Denim jacket, scissors, box cutter/razor, cheese grater, studs, safety pins, sequins, spray paint, glue, needle and thread, chalk, gloves, and tweezers.


Project 1: Balmain & Lady Gaga Inspired Denim Jacket
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Michelle Elaine of FVNCY.


1. Gather materials of course!
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2. Draw and cut out the skull on the back of the jacket.

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3. Bleach it! If you let the bleach set long enough the denim will turn white.
4. Rinse, wash and dry.
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5. Spray paint the studs and safety pins.  Let dry.
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6. Stud and pin it!
These specific studs had prongs; place them in the desired location, push so that the prongs show through the fabric on the other side and fold them.  Pinning the cut-out skull is easy; you’re ultimately creating a web of pins (see finished example above).
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Project 2: Shredded Denim Jacket With Peekaboo Sequins

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1. Gather your materials and make sure your denim jacket isn’t stretch.
2. Slash it! Cut several small slits, roughly about an inch or so long and a centimeter apart, and pull out the blue threads. (The blue threads run vertically).
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3. Shred and distress it! Use a razor and grater.
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4. Cut a piece of sheer fabric about the size of the back of the jacket.
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5. Glue it! Spread glue and sprinkle on sequins; think of it as frosting and sprinkle on a cake.  Let dry.
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6. Sew it! Position the sequin fabric piece on the inside-back and sew.  That’s it!
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Got questions?  Contact Michelle Elaine: Fvncy(at)yahoo.com.

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– Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Nov 24 2010 in Denim DIY » Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

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