Like I said before in a previous post I was going to do some new DIY projects. This is one I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while. Luckily I found this secondhand jeans jacket and African Vlisco fabric just in a quick hunt last week. Just browsed through Emmaus thrift store and found this grey jeans jacket. I actually already have a few of these jackets, but thought this one actually has a better colour to combine with an ethnic print. And lastly when searching for some sort of African patterned fabric, I came across this Vlisco piece. Never thought I would actually find something I specifically was searching for.
Vlisco is a factory here in the Netherlands that designs and makes fabrics for African countries. It’s high quality and they make the most gorgeous geometric, ethnic and colourful prints and patterns.
Here’s a short photo report of the steps I took while applying the fabric to the back of the jacket.
Searching for the right position and piece of the fabric
Placing the fabric on the jacket with needles. (tip: point them all in the same direction so you can sew all sides in one go)
I’m very satisfied with the end result! What do you think?
Only a bit more than a week to go and my festival season starts with the first edition of ‘Best Kept Secret’ festival. That means getting ready and find some fun outfits to dance in! For me festivals are my vacation this year, so I really want to make the best out of it. Let’s hope for a good dose of sun!
What’s your festival season going to be like?
Last Thursday I randomly had a morning and afternoon off. I mostly work during the whole week, so when finding out I had a free day I thought.. “what the h* am I going to do!”
Well I woke up early because of the bright sunbeams shining on my face. Started off with some exercises and a healthy smoothie breakfast. Finding myself cleaning the house after that and decided I should go and finally buy myself some stuff at IKEA. So that’s what I did. Jumped on my bike and after a 15 minutes bike ride, I walked through an almost empty store and got myself those tiny cacti plants I’ve been wanting to have for so long! Ow and a tobacco plant with the height of more than a meter.. jup I managed to get it all save home by bike. I can tell, it was fun riding my bike, the plant blocking the view a bit, but ow did I feel like mother earth haha. Anyways, I’m happy with my new plants like a little child with a new toy.
I recently bought myself some vintage tins, already thinking about filling those with cactuses. Found them all at a second hand night market. An events that takes place once a year in Tilburg, and manages the whole city centre to be full of people selling their stuff on the streets. A great concept for a night out with friends for sure!
Planting the cacti left me with some needles in my hands though but guess that’s part of the deal right! And to finish my afternoon off, I had a nice chill session at the city park. Days like this make me happy!
I’m a huge fan of turquoise and green. Especially the old mat tones. They give a nice fresh and soft touch to a living space.
I gathered a bunch of images where these tones of turquoise and green are used, all in a very original or ‘different’ way.
Crop tops, maxi skirts, fruits, prints and hats.. I gathered those colourful and cheering items on my wishlist for this summer. I wear a lot of black, grey and green.. and it’s about time to start wearing some colours and prints again!
Please, please, please make the summer start already.. can’t stand this cold and rain anymore.
It ain’t winter anymore, but since it still feels and looks like it is, I can totally share some inspirational photo’s for the ‘colder’ spring and summer days. These women here got style! I love the ‘add’ of the fabric on the jeans jackets. I have two vintage ones my self now, so for sure going to DIY one of the jackets myself like this.
What a carpet can do to your interior.. and not only interior but exterior as well! I enjoy watching these images over and over. Guess I need to start saving up for a couple of nice carpets like these. And maybe a big exotic plant like these two in the 1st image as well!