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How I Customized My LuLaRoe Harvey to be more… ME!
Okay, I fell in LOVE with the LuLaRoe Harvey style (LuLaRoe Jaxon just didn’t work for this short waisted beauty). The denim and craftsmanship that went into creating this masterpiece is just exceptional and LuLaRoe knows it! Seriously…..if their new jeans (set to launch summer of 2018) are the same material, I will buy them ALL!!! Now, those of you that know me, know that I am not into all the frilly, sparkle and pink. So when I came across the giant-ass unicorn patch Harvey, I wanted to cry!
I must have not been the only one avoiding this particular jacket, as I kept running across them in all of the whole sale sites. These jackets are damn popular, so finding any at whole sale is a SCORE! So…. I decided one day there MUST be something I can do! I purchased a few from some other retailers on these whole sale pages and decided I was going to make them fucking fabulous!
*after inspecting these in person I realized they were simply sewn on and could most likely be removed easily with a seam ripper if my grand plan were to go awry.
With my 2 year old terrorist at my side, I made my way to the local Jo-Ann Fabric store to pick up some fabric pens (because I was too impatient to wait for Amazon delivery). After reading all that was available, I decided on the Tulip brand fabric markers and some DecoFabric metallic ones for future usage (I have some plain, solid white, LulaRoe Harvey jackets dying for some leopard print magic….). These require no heat to set and claim they don’t bleed….much. For this particular project I really only needed black.
So….I laid out my LuLaRoe Harvey jacket… glorious soft, black denim with two of the largest damn flair patches you have ever seen. I had done a quick google search for a unicorn skeleton as reference (you know because we have unicorn skeletons everywhere to study). Ummm…any equine skeleton should suffice.
Here is my tip for my basic bitch; nothing will ever be perfect! You are free handing a mythical skeleton on to a threaded fabric patch with childlike fabric markers…. this jacket is unique just like you so embrace the flaws that are about to happen! Oh, and everyone knows no two unicorns are exactly alike.
I just started to draw/color/fill in. Skeletons don’t have ears so those were the first to get blacked out! I started with right unicorn and worked head to toe. I didn’t pre sketch it out….the fabric doesn’t really allow for that. Just take a deep breath, look at your reference picture…a lot…and, GO!
One unicorn down! One to go! I ended up going over the larger black areas a couple times to really get that black saturated…it does bleed a little…so I guess it’s good these patches are so damn big as you can’t do very intricate designs. I moved on to the second unicorn, this one is flipped the other direction, a completely different animal! I downloaded my reference photo and mirror imaged it so I could use is easier. There is no way for this one to look exactly like the other, get that through your head now, maybe name them….so you can remember each one is unique 😉
Even though my pens said they didn’t need to heat set I figured what the hell it can’t hurt so I took my iron on the high setting and just pressed directly on to the patch (I used a heat paper from my heat press but honestly any barrier should do…even a thin pillowcase or parchment paper). DO NOT move the iron around, simply press directly down and lift directly up to reposition.
and…. TAaDaA!! The most kick ass Skelecorn denim jacket you will ever own! Everyone will be asking where you got that bad boy and to be able to tell them you did it?!?! PRICELESS!!! Please take note, these are not identical twin Skelecorns and THAT IS FUCKING OKAY! <3 Subscribe to my blog so you can catch my future #BasicBitchHacks (because we are far from perfect).