Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DIY Balmain Style Military Jacket

Who can afford this fancy $12,000 Balmain military style jacket? I can't and I would never spend that much on a piece of clothing. Shit, that is almost 80% of what I owe on my car and imagine all the cool trips you could take with 12 grand. So when I saw this cool old jacket at the thrift store I decided to transform it. It's not THAT similar but it will do. It will most likely be put on E-bay-someday.

Before

I cut the bottoms off. I should have been a bit more professional while cutting. I didn't even mark it so it's not exactly perfect.

I folded the other half over so I could cut the other side the same...

Then I trimmed the lining so it doesn't hang out and I sewed the sides up to take it in a bit. I also sewed the sleeves up each side to tighten them up and trimmed off the excess fabric.

VOILA! The finished product. Not too shabby for an amateur.

9 comments:

the golden state of things said...

ooh.. i loved the balmain military jackets. your diy version looks great!

woodenheart said...

it looks awesome! take a picture of it on a human. i want to see how it fits.

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

Thanks guys! Ok, I will try to take a pic with it on. ;o)

Grace@PoeticHome said...

This is CHIC!! I can't wait to see it on you. The detailing is gorgeous too.

And even if I had millions to throw away, I would find much better uses to spend $12K than on a silly jacket.

rackkandruin said...

Damn girl!! that is one fantastic DIY!! great job! xx

plane jane said...

i too want to see it on you. good job!

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

aww *gawsh* guys.. thanks so much. I tried it on again last night the sleeves are a tad too big still but I'll try to take a pic.

Ivanhoe Books - Art And Design said...

Not too shabby at all!

wendyirene said...

thats pretty cool - am also DIY-ing myself up a Balmain (who can afford £4000?) and its so inspiring to find so many other girls doing the same!