Denim Jacket Makeover & Giveaway Winner

If you are a Target addict like I am… and if you have daughters… then you probably have seen this denim jacket…

Target Girls' Denim Jacket

Cute, isn’t it? I loved the worn out denim look with the polka dots. In general, I just love denim jackets. But there are those occasions that you want the denim jacket look but not necessarily the long sleeves. With Eid falling during the summer season, Suraya’s Eid outfit is one of those occasions.

That should be an easy remedy. So I thought. Sometimes my brain functions pretty slow. This was my thought process… just cut the sleeve and the cuff, then sew back the cuff to the cut end of the newly shortened sleeve. What I forgot to take into consideration  is that the upper part of the sleeve is wider than the lower end… which means that the cuff will not fit around the cut end. Doh! Like I said, slowly functioning brain.  What I expected to be about a 10 minute task turned into a much, much longer task…

Target Denim Jacket Makeover

Once my brain started functioning properly, this is what I did… I first took apart the sleeve at the seam, but kept it still attached to the shoulder. I measured it to Suraya’s arm along with the width of the cuff. Next challenge was going to be the sewing part. Since the sleeve was going to be too narrow to fit around the bed of my sewing machine to create the yellow topstitch, I wasn’t going to be able to machine sew the seam. With my sewing machine, I first created the topstitch using the yellow denim thread, and then hand sewed the seam. Lastly, I hand sewed the cuff.

Alright, the big task of the sleeves was finally done! Now for the embellishments. You didn’t expect me to not add some embellishments, now did you? It wouldn’t be an OTI makeover if I didn’t! ;)

Target Denim Jacket Makeover

I machine sewed lace in two different pinks… one strip on the bottom back and the second on the bottom front on one side.

Target Denim Jacket Makeover

Lastly, I made three fabric flowers and hand sewed them on one pocket. I embellished one flower center with pearls and another with a crystal button.

Denim jacket makeover complete and a success. Phew! I’d love to hear what you think of the makeover!

Now, are you ready to find out the winner for the Silver Envelope Eid Giveaway? Good… so am I!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes to…. Kristy, Entry #19.  Happy Eid Kristy and to all that will be celebrating Eid!





  1. July 30, 2013  11:28 am by Rana Reply

    Love how the jacket turned out. I love Target but I have actually put myself on a self-imposed exile. Every time I go in there, I end up buying a bunch of stuff. I just can't resist their deals and all their cute clothes for the kids.

  2. July 30, 2013  11:52 am by Maha Reply

    What a trendy jacket!... Good job Maysem!

  3. July 30, 2013  12:37 pm by ColleenB. Reply

    your jacket turned out great. It's really cute
    Congratulations to Kristy on the win

  4. July 30, 2013  12:55 pm by Mai Reply

    Wow! You did great job Maysem!

  5. July 30, 2013  1:02 pm by amy of while wearing heels Reply

    WOW. That turned out GREAT. I am surprised to hear your brain worked slowly doing this cause in the end, it turned out great. Love all your embellishments.

  6. July 30, 2013  1:05 pm by Karen @ Folk Haven Reply

    Suraya looks so pleased with her jacket... As well she should be; it's supercute!

  7. July 30, 2013  1:26 pm by shirley@housepitalitydesigns Reply

    The jacket is adorable and so is your daughter!!!! did a fantastic job Maysem....truly beautiful and from the smile on her face, she must love it too!!!

  8. July 31, 2013  12:56 am by Salwa Reply

    Can I be your daughter?

  9. August 2, 2013  7:44 am by Yeka Reply

    It looks cool after alteration, better than the original!

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