Chicago artist goes viral for chain-stitched Taylor Swift jackets

They may not shimmer but to Taylor Swift fans, these jackets are solid gold.

Using a vintage embroidery machine, Jenna Blazevich has crafted a captive audience on TikTok.

The Irving Park owner of Vichcraft, a small custom embroidery shop, came up with the idea to make two Taylor Swift-themed blazers as a thank-you to her sister for scoring tickets.  

"We went through the same Ticketmaster fiasco, and we weren't successful so when she entered into a lottery to get some like a month later she didn't tell me and kept it a secret," said Blazevich.

As an ode to Taylor's county roots, the jackets are made in the same style used by 1950s tailor Nudie Cohn, who designed suits for country music superstars.


"Made with the same kind of machine, a chain stitch machine which is over 100 years old," said Blazevich.

On the jackets are unique patches symbolizing each of Swift’s 10 studio albums.

"This is her debut album, this is her ‘Speak Now’ album and ‘Fearless’ is on the collar and ‘Reputation,’ ‘1989,’" said Blazevich.

After Chicago, the jackets will be passed to a series of friends and worn to Taylor shows in three other states.

"We're just treating them like the sisterhood of the traveling chain-stitched jackets," said Blazevich.