Tuesday 10 September 2013

Bee happy ...... upcycle a tweed jacket

Do you remember this jacket in the Country Living magazine?
Well now I have finished customising my grey tweed jacket.
Hope you like it.

Lace and ribbon detail on the pocket and cuff.

Ribbon detail on cuff and bottom of the pocket.

A secret Union Jack inside the jacket.

My own brooch I made with beads, bee, ribbon and crown.
Plus a Cath Kidston crown brooch too.

Ribbon and lace detail on the back too.
The floral ribbon is from my Tilda stash and the grey lace is French vintage.

I love the changes to my new jacket.
Perfect for wearing now there is a chill to the air.
What do you think?
Bee happy x


  1. Love it! Looks unique and expensive ... ! M x

  2. So very pretty, you have done a great job.

  3. I love it! Pretty and cool and that little bit of colour really lifts it.xx

  4. You've added a touch of pizazz and now you're ready to go anywhere! I love it! Oh, I do wish there was a bit of a chill in our air..I'm looking forward to it.

    How sweet of your neighbor to gift you with that lovely bee ribbon. Now I could go for some honey on something.

    Be well and happy, dear Deb,

    Marianne xo

  5. I think what is so nice about what you have done is that it is not too much. Well done it looks good enough to wear xx

  6. There's nothing like a pimped up jacket to impress your friends. Well done it looks great....xx

  7. Hello Deborah,
    I think you have done a brilliant job of it. Your choices of colors, patterns and textures go beautifully with your jacket. I just love what you have done!

  8. Wow love the jacket think I'll have to start hunting around for one in the charity shops and do a makeover on it! You've inspired me thanks

  9. That's a fun project and you have a lovely result - will look great with jeans.

  10. Hi Deborah: Great job on the jacket! Blessings, Martha

  11. It looks amazing-what a wonderful idea

    Chrissie x

  12. FAB... I'm off to see if I've got a jacket suitable for trimming.... lol. xx


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