Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Spiked Jacket

I've had this Chanel look-a-like jacket (and a matching skirt) for quite a while. I bought it in Primark years back, and it's surprisingly not fallen apart. It actually gets mistaken for vintage quite a bit, especially when I wear it as a suit. It's also what I was wearing the day I was mistaken for Paloma Faith at LFW (seriously, I don't even look like her), sat front row in her seat, had to be asked to move by a very embarrassed PR girl because the real Paloma had turned up and I stole her goody bag. Which was rubbish anyway. So it has a good story too.

So I was in two minds about whether to put a bunch of spike studs into the shoulders and collar. Would I regret this? Should I go buy/make another boucle jacket to spike up? In the end I reasoned that there would be plenty of other boucle jackets, with a story to tell in my life, this one is only Primark rubbish. And besides, the point of buying my own spike studs was to cheaply update my wardrobe. It's only just occurred to me that it's perfect for the "matchy-matchy" trend as I call it.

I used screw on spike stud from ebay in two different sizes. The studs were pretty easy to put in, but more difficult than on the jumper. I had to snip the lining a bit but mostly I could just push the screw on part through the weave of the boucle.

I think it worked out pretty well, what do you think? Do ever worry about messing things up by 'DIYing' them?


Hips Like Cinderella said...

Love your spikes! I have a few fluffy pastel sweaters I'd like to do this to...do the spikes leave huge holes in the fabric? x

Nadia said...

Not really. I can imagine it would on something like denim, but my jumper came out great. Are yours knitted?

Hips Like Cinderella said...

Yeah knitted! I so want to try this.I'm going to head to ebay now! x

Unknown said...

love that jacket !

xx Liyana
PS : I'm having a MAC giveaway on my blog to celebrate my 1 month of blogging

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