I love crafting of all kinds and I am always super excited when I get a strange request to commission something out of the box.Â I have done fabric dog Elizabethan collars, flower girl dresses made from heirloom wedding gowns and paper flower bouquets. This time however, the request was a bit more playful.Â I was commissioned to make a jean jacket for a stuffed monkey.Â A friends marathon team was themed as “Hangover 2″ after the movie, and they planned on running around with a monkey on their back (literally!) but they needed this monkey to wear a rolling stones jean jacket like the live monkey on the movie. This is where I come in….
I took a look at the movie monkey to see what I had in store.Â He wore a jean jacket with the sleeves cut off and frayed with silver studs and a rolling stones logo on the back. Not only did I get to make up a pattern and sew it together but I also got to embellish, draw and paint. It’s always a lot of fun when I use several different mediums in one project.
My friend and her teammates were so pleased with the jacket that they have requested another one….so, here we go again!