Hey hey hey... guess who won some lovely earrings in a giveaway at Gothically Yours? Woohoo! ^^ I am also attending a 'psychic night' at a local pub tomorrow night with Jo and some of her friends, so perhaps that will be worth reviewing later this week. =)
Because my jacket is PVC (those of you using proper leather have probably got a tougher job ahead of you than I did), I had to find glue and paint that would work on plastic. I used 3D paint out of a squeezy tube for the wording on the back (Pacem In Obscuritate Invenio - it's Latin for 'in darkness I find peace'. Or I bloody well hope it is, anyway...) and the Christian Death logo at the bottom. The skull was painted onto a black satin pillowcase with fabric paint and then glued on with Copydex, which works on fabric and plastic.
If you don't want to glue things on, you can use safety pins to attach band patches and so forth.
For the left arm, I found a pair of white tights in a charity shop, chopped off one of the legs, shredded it thoroughly, and attached it to the sleeve. Gluing it around the shoulder was quite difficult. I used a safety pin to make sure it was firmly fixed, and then pinned it into place section by section and smothered it in Copydex. It took several days to properly dry!
The bottom of the sleeve was easier, I just turned the cuff inside out, covered it in glue, turned it right-way out again, folded the tights into it and held it in place with clothes pegs whilst the glue dried. The only problem is that the tights often catch on the studs and zips - I don't mind as it just ends up a little more ripped, but if you think you would find this irritating you might like to bear it in mind whilst constructing your own jacket.
If you use loops of fabric to attach D-rings, you could use ribbons to make corset lacings on the sides or back of your jacket. I was originally intending to add corset lacings with white ribbon, but decided that less is more!
Customised jackets are a handy staple of Goth fashion