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Topic: Spring bolero jacket from stuffy tweed suit coat  (Read 1815 times)
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« on: April 15, 2014 07:01:33 PM »

I made this bolero jacket from a suit coat I bought at my local thrift store. I loved the colors--rich browns and oranges with gold thread intermixed, but the style was not me at all! This is what I came up with:

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I modeled the jacket on another one I own, but incorporated pieces of the original jacket design. For example, the princess seams on the front were on the back of the original. I also used the original lining to line the new jacket (the gold thread is a bit scratchy!). I wore it with the animal print dress to a friend's wedding. Here it is on me!


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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014 07:54:46 PM »

The shape is very modern and flattering!  You have a good eye for color--it is lovely on you!

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014 11:09:38 PM »

That turned out very well. I like the shape. Looks like it will be a most useful jacket.
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014 06:56:30 AM »

What a lovely recon. Inspiring.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014 04:37:09 PM »

Thanks, everyone! Glad you like the shape--I'm pleased with it too!

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