Some of you may remember this white denim jacket, which had some unfortunate stripey action going on until almost two years ago when I introduced it to a bucket of bleach. Sadly, and not surprisingly, I think the bleach probably weakened the fabric, and one fateful day, rrriiiiiippp went the side panel when I raised my arm. Not to worry! I've got a too-tight lace tee that'll fill in that hole nicely.
First, I snipped the damaged panel from the jacket, leaving about 1/4 inch of fabric around the edges, which I expect is going to fray nicely over time. I also removed the same panel from the other side of the jacket. Then I used the intact panel as a template to cut two symmetric pieces of lace.
I pinned each lace panel to the inside edges of the jacket holes, then stitched around on top of the existing stitches.
I toyed with the idea of replace all four back panels with lace, but I was afraid that would further compromise the jacket's structural integrity.
In all honesty, this was a quick-and-dirty refashion for a couple reasons.
Firstly, I think the frayed denim and lace are going to really compliment each other in a 90s/boho/grunge kind of way.
Also, if the bleached denim ripped once, I don't really expect this jacket to pass the test of time or anything, so whatever, right? I'll at least be able to enjoy it for a little longer.