Literally that is…Back when I made and embroidered a denim jacket for her elder sister it was obvious that my youngest would love one of her own (without having to wait the 5 yrs for the hand-me-down that is).
Fortuitously I happened to find a second-hand jacket in a slightly too large size at a fleamarket for a euro or two and thought it would make a great holiday project (we went camping and sewing machines were not compatible!).
Armed with a selection of cotton embroidery threads and a needle I kept losing, I set to work, starting with the back panel. I market out the position and shape of the letters with a chalk pencils and freehand embroidered the flowers and leaves around them. I had seen this design in a few different formats as hoop embroidery but wanted to leave the letters a little more broken up – it’s not unfinished- or perhaps it’s deliberately unfinished!For the other designs, most of which my daughter requested as I went along, I sketched out an outline with chalk pencil to keep my stitches neat(ish), but didn’t worry about a few wobbles.A rocket and a chainstitch rainbow on one sleeve.A shooting star on the front.And while the sleeves are still turned up a little heart is visible. By next year, the jacket should still fit but the heart won’t be visible – just a secret detail.
On the other sleeve a skull and crossbones, plus an ice cream cone and Trojan Records logo on the side of the body.