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Out of old make new

after

I’ve given this jacket a new lease if life by:
* dyeing it purple
* adding some orange buttons.

You like?

before

Here is what it looked like before. It was originally a beige jacket from h&m, which I had dyed purple 3 (?) years ago after realising that beige does NOT suit me. I then wore it lots and lots and lots, hence the faded colour. Also, one of the buttons was chipped, and anyway, their colour wasn’t great in the first place. So now I’ve got lovely little pops of orange!

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  • Sal 14 July 2009, 5:13 pm

    I LOVE. I would steal this right off you if you were near enough by. 😉

    The orange buttons are just perfect.

  • treesaw 14 July 2009, 5:20 pm

    I love!

  • madam0wl, a.k.a Sandra 14 July 2009, 5:33 pm

    Looks great!

  • Megan 14 July 2009, 5:44 pm

    Hooray, it looks lovely! I love the addition of the orange buttons especially.

  • Red Boots 14 July 2009, 5:49 pm

    Your jacket looks great! I think I must be doing something wrong – whenever I try to dye clothes I find that the thread never picks up the dye, which is quite annoying when I try to dye things a much darker shade 🙁 x

  • Oranges And Apples 15 July 2009, 7:09 am

    red boots – the dye will only work on natural fibres, which is why the threads won't dye. they didn't on this jacket either, but I actually quite like that. It is a bit annoying to have all the beige around the zips now that the buttons are orange, mind.

  • Veronica Darling... 15 July 2009, 8:46 am

    That is totally YOU all over. Orange and Purple were my fave colours when I was little (and remembering that I used to draw all my own outfits when I was 12! Never thought to make my own back then, just draw!)

    xoxo

  • Eyeliah SS 15 July 2009, 11:34 pm

    Great job – it looks gorgeous.

  • Lemondrop Marie 17 July 2009, 2:13 pm

    Love what you did with that jacket, the color and buttons are so cute!