so here's the secret DIY project: a leather sleeve denim jacket! contrast sleeves are definitely one of the big trends for fall/winterand since i 1) had a denim jacket at home, that i wanted to customize 2) wanted a long sleeve denim jacket, but didn't like the sleeves of mine -too big! 3) really wanted to have a contrast sleeve jacket because i think they look pretty cool 4) but didn't want to spend 670€ for the ALEXANDER WANG jacket (left) or $495 for the RAG&BONE jacket, i decided to simply DIY such a leather sleeve denim jacket! -there were cheaper alternatives at urban outfitters or zara, but currently sold out everywhere!
all you need is a denim jacket -mine's a vintage levis from ebay, DIY bleached for ~7€ and a leather jacket -got mine from the flea market for 3€ (makes a total of awesome 10€!!)
FIRST STEP: cut off the sleeves of your denim jacket right outside the seams, it won't fray too much but that'll give the jacket a bit more edgy look! cut off the sleeves of the leather jacket, make sure to leave 2cm of fabric inside the seams to be able to sew them onto the denim jacket! -don't throw away the rest of the jackets, you can always use a bit of leather and denim for further projects!
SECOND STEP: put the leather sleeve into the armhole of the denim jacket, this is a little bit complicated and takes some time, but as soon as it fits good, fix it with some pins
THIRD STEP: sew right over the seams of the denim jacket, use a thread in the same colour and try to sew very carefully, so the new seam stays invisible. i sewed two times each sleeves to make it hold better and longer! - and you're done!
10€ and about 4h of work is a very good alternative to hundreds of euros, isn't it? i really like the result, this jacket's definitely going to be my everyday piece for fall!