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CLOTHING => Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed => Topic started by: Under_the_Rose on August 21, 2008 11:36:37 PM



Title: jacket to vest!!! (picture large-ish)
Post by: Under_the_Rose on August 21, 2008 11:36:37 PM
so i found this fab wool blazer in the storage closet at upstairs...it fit over my...assets... well but the sleeves were to short and the shoulders didnt fit quite right....i decided that it needed to become a vest....and so it did!

before



* note the totally gnar shoulder pads

after




and i replaced the buttons

(this picture close to what the jacket looks like in real life)



pretty much just winged it with a bit of measuring.... attacked the sleeves with a seam ripper and took them off... took out the shoulder pads, and pinned clipped and sewed, i also faced the arm holes with bias tape...it needs a wee bit of taking in...buuut im in loooove!!!


for the purpose of silly-ness
behold.... the shoulder pads!!!


Title: Re: jacket to vest!!! (picture large-ish)
Post by: skankamaggot on August 22, 2008 12:42:23 AM
This looks so much radder as a vest - you can wear it anywhere.  Great job!


Title: Re: jacket to vest!!! (picture large-ish)
Post by: cupcakedelight on August 22, 2008 12:50:25 AM
what a great idea!!

A+

and I like all your pendants


Title: Re: jacket to vest!!! (picture large-ish)
Post by: FaeoftheRoots on August 22, 2008 01:06:29 AM
Nice vest!  Yowza on the shoulder pads!


Title: Re: jacket to vest!!! (picture large-ish)
Post by: reese52 on August 22, 2008 02:34:11 AM
I love vests!  I've never tried this, but it is definitely going to be on my very long to-do list.  ;)


Title: Re: jacket to vest!!! (picture large-ish)
Post by: figdraglion on August 22, 2008 10:00:22 AM
Great job reusing that jacket that may have never seen the light of day again!  You did a very professional job and it looks fabulous.  LOL those shoulder pads, eeeeekk, I've endured some of those.  AWESOME wear it with pride!  :) Lisa


Title: Re: jacket to vest!!! (picture large-ish)
Post by: justine256 on August 22, 2008 03:53:52 PM
Very cute! Nice job.


Title: Re: jacket to vest!!! (picture large-ish)
Post by: Under_the_Rose on August 23, 2008 09:01:05 AM
thanks everyone!!!... it was a fun recon to do, and it didnt take to long....well it did for me cause i get distracted if there are things to be distracted by so it took abit longer than it should have...buuuuut i will be doing more of these when i find some nice jackets at thrift stores.....


I love vests!  I've never tried this, but it is definitely going to be on my very long to-do list.  ;)
yeah this is one that i can finally scratch off my list!

Great job reusing that jacket that may have never seen the light of day again!  You did a very professional job and it looks fabulous.  LOL those shoulder pads, eeeeekk, I've endured some of those.  AWESOME wear it with pride!  :) Lisa
thanks!!!

the shoulder pads....oooh the shoulder pads.... they are so ridiculous that i cant bear to part with them.... i need to think of something to do with them.....whoever thought that shoulder pads were a good idea????