November 07, 2010

D I Y / Zipper Jacket

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Before // After


Was about to throw this military inspired jacket from last year's H&M to the trash when I realized the cut and quality(70% wool) were actually quite nice! So I decided to give this piece a second life this winter. Inspired by Burberry's zipper jackets from this season I added two zippers and decided to remove all the golden buttons.

I can't wait to wear it tomorrow! I literally jumped in the air when I realized that I managed to align the two zippers perfectly, this feels even better than buying a new jacket!

76 comments:

Kimberley said...

Gee, you come up with some really good ideas. The jacket looks so good.


Have you made you elizabeth ear-piece yet? Go to ladama.com - look in hardwear and there's an ear piece which is kinda like hers. But knowing you, you could D.I.Y

Ginta said...

Oh, I love your DIY! Amazing job! Now I wish I had a jacket to do some DIY myself! :) I love Burberry jacket a lot and wanted to buy a COS version but wasn't lucky enough to find one. So, now for me this is an option ;) Thank you for the idea!

Eule said...

great

Debbie said...

Holy! Dat heb je supermooi gedaan!! ZO tof!

Had een hele mooie zipper-jas gezien bij COS, soortgelijk dus, maar dan iets langer. Vond ik ook erg mooi, maar had wel weer genoeg centjes uitgegeven..

Heb jij trouwens wel eens op de Acne-site besteld? Ben zo benieuwd wanneer ik mijn schoenen binnen krijg..

x

Caroline said...

That's a fantastic idea and it came out great, really nice jacket ;D xxx

Tati said...

what an amazing idea! how creative!

idjjaa said...

Wow thank you!:)
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Heis said...

Good job!

Ik wou dat ik handig was met naald een draad.

Amy T said...

genius. i need to do this diy.

koko // res pulchrae said...

you did an amazing job! i sew a little (mostly hemming stuff) and zippers are definitely one of the more challenging things to sew.

great job!

aufashionnaturel said...

woww loving it! it looks great!

Terri said...

This is an excellent idea. How long did the zipper have to be?

Your sewing skills are undoubtedly BETTER than mine.

chrisjinkim said...

In love with what you did! Loving the new jacket

Michelle Chic said...

i would wanna buy that from u! amazing!!!!

projectvee said...

wow, fantastic idea
it looks totally transformed haha.

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

What a wonderful idea. You did a great job on it!

Slanelle said...

brilliant !!

heylila said...

OMG how awesome! I love it!!!

bisous,
mia

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

very creative! and well done on aligning the zippers perfectly- they look in tact.
overall, i think the outcome looks pretty impressive!

popdisorder said...

oh what a great idea :)

Jasmin said...

You are my new DIY Queen :)

I would love to present your stunning blog on my blog. Is this ok for you?

Sarah said...

Ik vind de before én after allebei erg mooi, maar de after is wel echt heeel cool, ben echt fan van die Burberry jas namelijk!!

Debbie said...

Ik heb heel erg met de ISO-waarden, sluitertijden en diafragma van mijn camera zitten spelen en dit was het resultaat, haha.

Enneh... heb je je jas al gedragen? :D Hij is super!

x

Nemesis said...

Gewoonweg geniaal, ben al tijden aan het lonken naar die zipper jas van COS, echt geweldig! Krijgen we ook een keer een HOW TO? :p xxx

wiemi said...

it looks great! nice idea

saamielola said...

Wauwie! Hoe kom je er toch op!

Sofie said...

The idea is amazing! And the jacket went out really well! :-)

xx

Lisanne & Carlijn said...

wow supervet!! x

Camilla said...

that is an excellent idea

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My Lack of Style said...

Wauw, je DIY is zeker een verbetering geweest voor het jasje! ;) Leuk!!

linsey sijmons said...

Wauw nice! You've got a great style and a new follower ;)

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chezzelia said...

Haha ik ben ook met dezelfde DIY bezig alleen ik heb een langere jas gekozen!..

Heb jij het zoals burberry helemaal aan de achter kant.. dat het ook echt 2 stukken wordt of alleen de zip tot het midden van de achterkant.

Ik maak er 2 lossen stukken van.. ( beetje vaag zo hahah )

Sjaar said...

Soms vind je items in je kast weer opnieuw uit. Of je vermaakt ze een beetje. Goed idee! Ik was echt verbaasd om te lezen dat je een uk hebt.. Tof!

Youri said...

i love the zipper jacket!

Ashley said...

That is an AMAZING diy job! The jacket looks completely different and gorgeous! I love it!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Raez said...

I lvoe this DIY! you're a genius.

xx raez

Hannah said...

Such a cute idea!

Daisy said...

Very very awesome DIY! This is such a great idea! It looks great! Kinda curious to see how it will look on you! :)

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AX80 said...

Ah, craving. Original and practical for all seasons.

Alexandra said...

You're so talented and I'm always so inspired by your DIYs! Amazing post love.

Alexandra xo

http://tovogueorbust.blogspot.com/

Louisesway said...

Wow, it looks great! Love your blog:)

Greetings from germany,
Louise from louisesway.blogspot.com

Bohemian said...

Mooie gedaan!

Style Odyssey said...

impressive!

amalie said...

awesome. you HAVE to show me how!!

eugenialejos said...

Your style is perfect! diferent and amazing! I love very much your jacket
!!

CÉLINE said...

The jacket turned out really pretty.
I Love that COS jacket, and I love this one.

La pépite modeuse said...

love these jackets !

Fashion Tidbits said...

sweeeeeeeet! it looks so good too

Zoé Hermsen said...

he!
ik heb je op mijn blog geranked!
kijk even als je zin hebt(:

X lightningfactory.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Had je gezien dat iemand je hier: http://bloglovin.com/m/1809454/142430683/a/0/aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRmxpZ2h0bmluZ2ZhY3RvcnkuYmxvZ3Nwb3QuY29tJTJGMjAxMCUyRjExJTJGcmFuZG9tLTMwLmh0bWw=

in haar top 3 beste blogs zet tussen een rijtje met heeeel grote namen? ;) Zo cool, haha.

x

Ivania said...

jaa Zoe!
Ik was echt verbaasd! haha
heb haar net een bedank mailtje gestuurd :)

{ I V Y } said...

it's incredible. lucky bum! haha i want it.

Emmett Katherine said...

Brilliant, it looks like a completely different piece once you added the zips and removed the buttons. I actually prefer your take on it to its original design.

Have you ever thought about becoming a designer? You come up with some really original ideas.

jamie-lee said...

God it has come out so well - I never would've thought to do this. You always do the best DIYs x

http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com/

ediot said...

i've been wanting to diy it too- you did it so well so youre really inspiring me
xx

fashionablepris said...

dank je voor je berichtje:) supercool hoe je dat jasje omgetoverd hebt in een zipper jacket! heel leuk!!

come and follow me! vanavond zal ik mn eerste give away op mn blog zetten:)

x

www.fashionablepris.blogspot.com

montse said...

really???????? PERFECT!!!! good work!!!

kisses!

Montse :)

Sam said...

That zipper jacket is GENIUS. I absolutely love it, even though I have to admit that I often think changing a beautiful piece of clothing is a waste.

Anni said...

this is awesome!
Reminds me one COS coat..

this chick's got style said...

Echt FANTASTISCH!
Zou willen dat ik het kon :)

Emma said...

WOW! I also have that jacket, maybe I should give it a try?! Did you put the zipper all the way around the jacket?

Obscura said...

This is way awesome!
Great job!

Ora said...

I have a jacket JUST like this that I am about to throw away, but this seems like such an awesome idea-- how did you do it???

Sabrina said...

I have to complement you for this terrific jacket - I have been craving a similar one for ages, not quite knowing how to get my hands on one, and this is a brilliant idea. So thank you:)

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Alina said...

it looks great, I have one question though. you dont really show the view from the back. did you sew it all the way around like burberry prorsum or only in the front?
thx,
Aina

StyleStories said...

Wauw, that is really cool! Looks very expensive :-)

Manon said...

Wahoou.The result is great !

alli said...

You dont actually mean "the trash" do you? You wouldnt throw it in the garbage to sit in a landfill when others cant even afford a jacket from H&M, right? Hopefully you mean resell it or donate it. I really hope so.

alli said...

However, I cannot say enough what a beautiful job you did with the DIY. I am always looking for things like this to do.

Céline K.G said...

Good idea girl, i saw this jacket somewhere! Oh yeah a Snapshot... During a fashion Week. But it was a coat actually, a long one.

xoxo, Céline
areyouincorrect.blogspot.com

emma.dc said...

Ik ben gigantische fan van dit jasje! Ze hebben nu zo hetzelfde systeem van jasje in de Zara, waar de risten zijn in het goud, en dat vind ik zooo balen. Ik blijf hopen op een dag waar ik zo een jasje in een winkel tegen kom (:

Ben fan van je blog ook.
x

Zweiteiler said...

a happy new year! I love this DIY! I have to try it :)

crystal

Iconoclaste said...

God, what a great job !
I really need to learn how to sew... ^^

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