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Topic: Jacket from pants (Inspired by Miss American Pie's)  (Read 3210 times)
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Aneesah
« on: August 23, 2007 07:21:16 AM »

Here's the original thread with the totally cute jacket-from-skirt made by Miss American Pie. I made mine from an old pair of pants (sorry no before picture  Undecided ), lots of seam ripping involved, and I removed the belt loops too 'cause I didn't like 'em, (and the waistband doesn't go around the back of the jacket anyway), and because of the back pocket disaster (look below), I didn't want to use the back of the pants for the back of the jacket.

But ... there wasn't enough fabric from the pants' legs, so ... I had to use the butt of the pants anyway, so I sewed it on again after patiently picking it off. Embarrassed







Sorry for this not being a proper completed project.  Undecided I really need opinions on the back pocket. I wanna remove the other pocket as well, but the obvious pocket silhouette... Angry Can I like, bleach it or something, or hide it...? Sad The armpit needs hemming too, I'll figure it out when I get more thread. (Don't you hate running out of thread? Roll Eyes )

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Thanks for the replies! I sewed the pocket back on, finished the armpit hems and also fringed the bottom edge. (Though I'll probably make the back edge more even and fringe some more.)

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mystico_tala
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007 07:38:11 AM »

I don't know, even with bleaching, if you could ever get the fabric to be totally uniform.  I would opt for leaving the pockets on.  Or leaving the last pocket on and maybe doing some embroidery or applique over the non-pocket side to sort of hide it (or over both sides to camouflage the other pocket), I think that would look really cute Smiley  A back pocket might even come in handy! VERY cute jacket, btw Smiley
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butterflylove
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007 07:42:47 AM »

OMG! I love your jacket. I think you did a great job.

As for the arm pit area you could follow the hem line of the cap sleeve all the way down??? I have never done it and don't really know how it would look but it's a suggestion.
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Aneesah
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007 07:46:55 AM »

mystico_tala: Yea, sewing the other pocket back on won't be a problem, but ... er, well, so you think having back pockets on a jacket doesn't look peculiar? ^^; The pockets are kinda ... higher than where jeans pockets usually are, though. Tongue

butterflylove: I thought of just folding in once and hemming too, but what happens when I reach the side-of-the-jacket seam (that pointy corner)?  Undecided I suppose I should just swerve off the edge on each side of the hole, probably?

Thanks for your opinion! Smiley
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rhoticity
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007 07:53:32 AM »

I think it's really adorable and unique just like it is, quite honestly. I've seen tons of pants with the missing pocket silhouette that you have to PAY EXTRA to get like that. No kidding. Love it.
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spydie
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007 07:55:41 AM »

Its really cute! And don't pick out all of the little problems with it, it looks good as is.
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Aneesah
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007 08:10:22 AM »

I've seen tons of pants with the missing pocket silhouette that you have to PAY EXTRA to get like that. No kidding. Love it.

LOL! Cheesy Well, thanks a lot, that's very good to know. Tongue Heehee.

And spydie, aww, thank you! It's a bad habit of mine to point out the stuff I'm not happy about. *sorry! Grin *
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007 08:36:57 AM »

That is awesome!  I think it would look super cute with both pockets on there.  It's not a secret that it's made from a pair of pants, right?  And unless you spend a lot of time with your arms over your head, fudging the seam in the armpit shouldn't matter too much.
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dirtydarkdiva
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007 09:27:36 AM »

i actually like the pocket look, why not just sew the other one back on so it matches on both sides?
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Aneesah
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2007 09:37:25 AM »

i actually like the pocket look, why not just sew the other one back on so it matches on both sides?

M-hmm, I think I'll be doing that. Smiley I just don't use back pockets usually, and thought they'd look odd on a jacket. (But you gals have convinced me. ^^ )

Thanks, TheMistressT too!
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