DIY Bride Denim Jacket
It’s August, and here in NYC, that means it’s the small break between Spring and Fall weddings. So what’s the best thing to do with that break? Make DIY wedding items, of course. No better piece of fashion for a Fall wedding than a diy bride denim jacket to wear over your gown. It’s that mesh between formal and casual that does it for me.
I have a client that booked their wedding in a venue that is, essentially, a giant industrial blank box. For me, that means that I have full create control to do whatever (WHATEVER) I dream up. No ugly ballroom carpets to contend with or unremovable crystal chandeliers. We’ve decided to do a mix of bohemian meets industrial meets colorful. To bring that aesthetic into her fashion, I’ve made her a denim jacket that says Bride on the back. We’ve got the industrial piece in the fitted vintage denim, patterned flowers for a touch of bohemian, and a rainbow text treatment.
I designed a custom decal for the jacket in Design Space, cut it on my Cricut, used my heat press to attach the vinyl to the jacket…and voilà! The perfect piece for a very instagrammable photo op on her wedding day.
And yes, that’s me modeling it at the end of this post. You’re welcome.
What you’ll need for this project:
Cricut (I used a Maker 3, but any machine will do)
Vintage Denim jacket (I found mine on Poshmark)
When layering iron-on vinyl, the most important thing is to make sure that the pieces you are pressing aren’t on top of each other’s clear plastic film. To avoid that, I iron pieces on in sections that are furthest away from each other.