So I was walking around doing my grocery shopping when I when I saw a lady with a jacket on. It was pretty basic… it was black and zipped up and had no hood and I just loved the look of it.
Now it may totally embarrass anybody who goes anywhere with me, but I had out compliments all of the time. If our food is great I tell the server, if somebody’s hair is cute I tell them, if the checker is very friendly and quick at getting me checked out I compliment that and thank them. And sometimes I don’t even pause as I say it. I’ll keep walking and toss a “that skirt is so cute” behind me as I keep on walking.
It seemed like Miss Anatomical Heart Jacket was stalking me. I was looking at socks and so was she! I neeeded bananas and you bet that chick was scoping out bunches, too. I’d already complimented her and she was kind of creeping me out with these smiles that said “you and me, we’ve got an inside thing going on here”. But I couldn’t’ shake how much I loved that jacket. So after our fourth or fifth meet up I decided to ask her where she got it.
And it turned out she was one of THOSE people. Can’t just say, I got it at XYZ store. NO! She had to tell me first off that it cost $120. I HATE when people smugly bring up the price of things immediately. “Cute haircut.” “Thanks, my stylist charges $200 but it’s worth it!” “Nice shoes!” “They should be for the $100 I spent on them!” Ugh. And while I knew what it cost, she wouldn’t tell me where she got it.
And as I was giving her the stink eye in the candy section I realized, I can just make my own. It’s not like I’d spend $120 on a jacket anyway. So I headed to the women’s clothes area and snapped up a jacket, came home and made my own for about $15.
All you need to make your own is to find a jacket you love (make sure you get the right size because I didn’t and mine looks stupid on me *sigh*). The free Silhouette cut file OR the image just above to make your own. You can cut out heat transfer vinyl as I did (remember to flip that sucker before you cut it!) or you can use the freezer paper stenciling method or whatever floats your boat, really. And while the Silhouette makes it a lot easier, it’s by no means a deal breaker if you don’t have one. That x-acto knife works just as well!
This was my first go at HTV on a stretchy material and so far I’m pretty happy with it. If you’re more experienced and know a reason why I SHOULDN’T have gone this route, feel free to let me know in the comments.
And just in case you need it, here’s a link to that Silhouette anatomical heart cut file one last time!