Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ezra's Altered Coat

I married into a large family.  My husband has 12 brothers and sisters, all of whom are very creative people.  We all kind of swap talents with each other. So when my brother-in-law, Ezra  brought me a big, heavy wool coat to alter and embellish for him many moons ago,  we bought some plaid fabric for it and finally got to working on it the other day. Ez  is a super creative rapper/musician/artist guy who likes to look a bit different from the average Joe.  (Click here to see the album cover ZA did for his newest CD.)

Here is what we did:
We cut out the middle of each sleeve and replaced it with the plaid fabric. Since he likes asymmetry, we sewed on a fringed piece to one lapel and one pocket. Those front pieces are some scrap fabric I had and hand sewed on to  create some visual interest between the buttons.

I always like working on things with Ez.  I also like the almost immediate gratification of working with a already put together garment. Those kind of projects are fast and fun! --Julie

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Zephyr ! We met at December's Porter Flea in Nashville. I so LOVE and am inspired by independent artists. Artists will save the Earth. Keep imaging and creating. Peace, Dawn