Travel Jacket

Last year when I visited my parents, I mentioned wanting to get a jean jacket. I had recently gotten the jean shirt I bleached and embroidered and loved how it felt, but it wasnโ€™t quite warm enough for cool mornings. My dad is definitely a fixer, so it wasnโ€™t surprising when he came out of his den with a jean jacket. It was complete with some of his biker patches. I didnโ€™t want to take them off until I had something to replace themโ€ฆ that was harder than expected.

At first, I looked on amazon for feminist, LGBTQ, or just plain cute patches. I found a few that I liked but nothing really spoke to me. Then I thought Iโ€™d try and find some local shops around townโ€ฆ but with covid Iโ€™m not really shopping around leisurely, so that wasnโ€™t going to work. Then I finally had an idea: a travel jacket. Iโ€™ve always loved to travel and never knew quite how to keep track of where Iโ€™ve been. There are trinkets and keychains that I always lose. I love the idea of tattoos, but that can get expensive and you never know how safe they are in different areasโ€ฆ so what about patches?

Now that I have a jean jacket that I love to wear, if I could get patches of places Iโ€™ve been I could make cutest travel jacket! To start it off, I got a patch from the last place Iโ€™ve traveled: Puerto Rico. I carefully took dadโ€™s patches off (Iโ€™ll put them on something for him later), and pinned mine down before carefully sewing it in place with my machine. As soon as I finished with my first patch, I got super excited to get the rest of my patches! Of course, Iโ€™ll keep you updated when I fill it up ๐Ÿ˜Š As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Donโ€™t forget to subscribe so you donโ€™t miss out on the next exciting idea

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