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Topic: Oh Noes! I've opened Pandora's box! A Blazer Recon! Kind of a Tute? IMG HEAVY  (Read 3859 times)
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« on: October 05, 2010 01:05:09 PM »

I've got myself in trouble here, I can feel it starting to work it's magic on my brain. lol I found this awesome vest the other day at the thrift store, of course it was too big. I bought it anyway and told myself I'd find a way to make it work. Well I did! I was so excited, and I found out I look damn good in a vest. That being the only one that was anywhere near stylish, and my size I was depressed. That of course was until I realized that I have tons of blazers (from my days at work when I didn't have to wear scrubs) that are collecting dust. I brought one out and turned it into a stylish vest! yay!

I started off by cutting the sleeves off (a couple inches from the seam) to save myself the hassle of them being in the way. lol

Next I figured out how I wanted the neck line to be. I decided on a halter style and put pins in along for when I cut.

Next I marked where to cut making sure to even it out on both sides.

Pin in the hem Cheesy

I tried to get the entire length in to show the curve I added. The bottom of the vest that I got lucky with from the thrift store had two points in the front, I wanted to recreate this so I simply folded more up in the back and brought it around to the front to form the points.

Close up of the points.

I put it back on my duct tape dummy to make sure it was even and looked good. The Back

And the front. And sewed all my new hems. Smiley Almost there!

After, I still had some poof going on so I turned it inside out and followed (what I call) the nipple seam. You know that seam that runs from the bottom straight up to your nipples then curves out towards your arm? Well I followed that and pinned in a dart. It looks fab and I can't wait to wear it out!
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010 01:30:02 PM »

Good job!

I think the nipple seam is called a princess seam, but I might be wrong... Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010 01:35:22 PM »

That is a fantastic idea! Smiley I have an old blazer that my boyfriend gave that's a bit too big for me - thanks for the inspiration!!! Cheesy -x-

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010 06:52:58 PM »

Very cool!! A really nice recon, great job
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010 08:23:33 PM »

Absolutely genius idea, and excellent execution. Also, the nipple seam (hehe!) is called a princess seam. ^_^

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