The customised jacket with patches and pins is the must have piece of the season, and in my opinion an absolute spring/summer essential. A denim jacket is the kind of piece that works with pretty much everything, it’s a piece that I believe everyone can rock, no matter what your vibe is, even more so when you can tailor it and customise it to suit.
With that being said, I’ve wanted to do this post for a long time, so here we go; I thought I’d give my own DIY Denim a go, using a much-loved-but-in-need-of-a-revamp-denim-jacket, a heck loada patches, badges and pins and the brand new Morphy Richards Redifine ATOMiST Vapour Iron, and I’m pretty darn chuffed with the outcome.
|Morphy Richards AUTOMiST Iron*|
The water tank isn’t attached to the iron, but to the base instead, which pumps the water up through the vapour mist cord which makes ironing easy and gives your clothes a superior finish, without the need for steam, meaning 75% less energy is used and that to me is pretty bloody clever indeed.
Simply start by deciding where you’d like each patch to go, placing it on to the jacket. This was the trickiest part for me, being a bit of a perfectionist, presentation is key and I simply couldn’t make my mind up with where I wanted them to go.
I’m particularly digging the Doris patch from Skinny Dip London, my Nanna’s called Doris so it really is perfect being positioned right by my heart… Ahhh.
After around 2-5 minutes of pressing the patch onto the denim, ensuring that the edges are sealed you should have one sturdy patch.
Once you’ve repeated the above step with all of your patches, I like to give it a last once over to ensure everything is secured in place, before getting creative with my pins and embellishments.
The pins and badges really are the finishing touches to your personalised denim piece as it adds some serious fun, bling and a 3D-element to your jacket.
I’m already eyeing up these badges from Topshop (1, 2 & 3) and these iron-on patches from Rosy Wonders (1, 2 & 3), something tells me I’ll be getting plenty of use out of my new AUTOMiST iron, thats for sure, now where are last years denim shorts at?
|Denim Jacket- c/o Stradivarius, Skinny Dip London Patches, Stradivarius Patches & Pins, Top- Archive By Alexa @ M&S, Sunglasses- c/o Lindex|
And there we have it, your very own personalised denim jacket, I’m super excited with how it turned out and can’t wait to rock it all summer long, I mean how good would this be during festival season…
The Morphy Richrards AUTOMiST iron made this little DIY project seriously easy, I’m particularly impressed with how light the iron was, which I think is due to the fact it’s powered by vapour rather than being full of water, making it super easy to glide across my denim jacket. I also really loved the thermoglass soleplate, which let me take a little peek at my patches as they became one with my denim. And, if you’re in the market for a new Iron, you can use the ATO25 discount code to get 25% discount on the Morphy Richards Atomist… You can thank me later 😉
What do you think?
I really enjoyed making this kind of post so do let me know if there is anything else DIY/Customise-wise you’d like to see.
Love your jacket! I am dying to pop some patches on my jackets.
Rachel | http://www.currentlyrachel.com
Holl JC says
Oh my gosh Megan, that jacket looks absolutely incredible! So so cool, the patches are gorgeous too x
Ashley Christabelle says
You did a great job on the patches! I love it so much. x
This looks fantastic, I've been contemplating doing this myself so I really should get around to it soon. I love that that iron is see through so you can see if delicate clothes are burning, such a clever idea.
Eleanor Humphries says
Was wanting to do this with a bomber jacket, it looks really cool! X
Emma Copland says
Been wanting to do this for ages now, looks so good!
Beautiful DIY post and I like the jacket at the end 🙂 but your sunglasses are my favorite item from this look 🙂
Tobi Rose says
I can't wait to try this myself! xx
Lindsay Narain says
LOVE THIS. It's one of the few things that's been carried over from the 90s that feels super relevant.
Lindsay | http://www.ReadTheThread.com
The Fashion Panda says
So cool ! Very pretty !
Sophie Ruffell says
Super cool jacket! My boyfriends jacket is covered in patches, definitely worth sewing them on as the iron on ones usually come off pretty quick.
Now I've finished sewing his I need to do mine! So many cool patches around at the minute.
Evelyn Z says
OH I love it! <3
Love love love this jacket and love how you have customised it! 🙂
Calvin Teagan says
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