It's been forever (and I mean forever) since I posted here, but I still love this site
I decided last week to go to Burning Man for the first time (http://www.burningman.com/ for the unfamiliar), which is extremely last minute, but I have been in full-force craft mode, and I think I'll be ready by Monday!
I came here today to share my favorite outfit I have made so far (sorry in advance for the cell phone pics).
It started out as this $6 thrift store leather jacket:
And ended up like this:
For those who are interested, here's the in-between stuff!
I started by taking off the sleeves with a seam ripper:
Next, I cut out the lining:
Then I cut the body in half & cut off the button bands:
I took in the sides & set grommets down the front:
I cut a strip to use for lacing from the longest part of the sleeve, then cut off the collar & a little more of the shoulders:
And then the top was done!
Next, I made the belt by cutting out the pockets, and adding belt loops, then stringing them onto a super-distressed belt I got for $2:
Then I made the skirt, using the sleeves & the last panel left from the body (the back panel).
I slit the sleeves down the middle, then cut off the cuffs:
The I trimmed the edges:
I don't have any more progress pictures of the skirt, but basically I just sewed the sleeve panels together to make the back, and then attached them with elastic to the square panel I had to make the front & then added 2 darts to the back (I used elastic so that the skirt can be pulled on and off).
Here's some more angles:
And here's the leather I had left, just the cuffs, collar, and button bands. I used almost all of it!
Sorry if this was photo overload! I hope this post was enjoyable/informative, thanks for reading