I love distressing garments! I don’t know its just something about changing up the look that I love. I’ve distressed a ton of things, some came out good some were disasters! But I think this one is a good one. I found this jacket while thrifting some time ago and look at the brand………”CJBLUE” It was not my size, but ofcourse I had to get it. I never wore this jacket because of the heavy bulkyness of it.
The other day I was purging my closet and pulled this out. That’s when it hit me to give distressing a try. Maybe it would turn out to be something that I would actually wear. Distressed jean jackets seem to be all over the place right now. So if it turned out I would have a trendy item. Fingers crossed!
This is the jacket before.
I began by cutting off the botom band.
Next I cut off the collar and the cuffs. I think that after a few washes this would have been a great look but I decided to take it a step further and do some bleaching.
At this point I did not take a pictures of the bleaching process because I was wasn’t exactly sure what or how I was going to bleach it.
I filled a spray bottle with half bleach and half water and started spraying away letting it sit after each application. Then spraying it some more in different areas.
After washing it I then got some scissors and made some cuts in different areas of the jacket and with some sand paper I distressed the cuts even more. After a couple more washings to get the jacket to fray in the exposed cut areas, I was done.
This is the final product, I love it. My favorite part is the collar area.
What do you think? Can’t wait to pair this with a cute summer dress!
Until next time……………..