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Topic: "Stylin'" Eighties- AKA Shoulder Pad Land  (Read 1249 times)
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« on: July 05, 2006 07:39:56 AM »

My mom hasn't cleaned out her closet in awhile, but when she finally did, here's what she gave me:

White, shoulder pads, and has a few stains- lovely, no?:

MORE shoulder pads, but in a stylin' lime green:

More MORE shoulder pads, in conservative yet classy grey:

Paisley skirt:

Absolutely GORGEOUS floral vest- slimming, huh?:

Brown plaid button up- perfect for a night of clubbing:

Oh, and I also have some ripped up plaid flannel pajama pants and a striped shirt that I used in a mime costume one Halloween.

NOW.  You're probably wondering, "Why would ANYONE want to destroy such GORGEOUS pieces?"  Nonetheless, I do, and any ideas are welcome. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2006 04:27:49 AM »

i think the grey & green coats you should make into purses or wallets or something.
the vest & skirt, you should give to me so i can burn them.  Grin
i think the plaid shirt you should resize it,
make it look more modern
or make it similar to one of those cute AE shirts.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006 03:34:12 PM »

oooh ^that is a cute shirt!!

Personally I would wear the white jacket in a couple years, it'll be in style I guarantee. Smiley

And as for the green coat, that would make an AWESOME wallet. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006 12:39:06 PM »

the paisley skirt would look great cut short with brown lace or something like that at the hem- very hippie-ish and summery. the white jacket looks like a combination of the shrugs and blazers which are super trendy, so just take out the shoulderpads, maybe make the sleeves into short puff sleeves and there you go.

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2006 01:15:01 PM »

The white jacket CUT is about to come roaring back, complete with shoulder pads. At least it's in the pattern books.
 Can it be dyed, or is it too 80s poly?
At the very least, I'd change the buttons. Maybe put more buttons on the stains. Or paint it?  And some kind of thingy -- applique? Patch? on the back.

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