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
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.
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!