6 November 2010

Jazz up your jackets

Thanks for all the messages and emails before and after my appearance on Four Live on Thursday.  I really appreciate them xx

For those of you outside of Ireland I'm really sorry you can't watch it online so I've done a few snapshots for you .  But for those of you who are you can watch it here.

You'll notice too that I've had another hair change ... I've gone red for autumn :o)

The piece I did was how to jazz up your jackets using trimmings, lace, new buttons and ribbons.

On the green jacket above I added an embroidered trim to the cuffs and to the belt.  I did this with invisible thread (but you can use coloured, depending on the trim you use).  I just find invisible thread quicker - saves time looking for the 'right colour' :O)

The black jacket before was just a standard blazer, I simply added gold buttons to the front, shoulder and cuff to give it a military look .

The coat below I updated with some umbrellas using applique.  This is a great way to make your coat more individual, just chose the motif of your choice.

Finally as camel is 'in' this season I added a camel belt and camel corsage (tutorial being written on this at the moment) to a plain jacket to give an instant update which can simply be removed once a new trend starts.

Tune in next week (Thursday 11th) to see me making and updating some home accessories live on the show. 


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