Brown Blazer Vest

I have several jackets left over from the 80’s when we all were wearing oversized jackets with huge shoulder pads. Don’t laugh – I know you wore them too. I don’t have a before pic of the real jacket since I started taking it apart a few years ago in an attempt to completely retailor it. Alas, I don’t have the patience or the skills to do a job like that so I decided that I’d work with what I have. Which by now was an oversized vest. Perfect!

after removing sleeve

The lining was still hanging on for dear life, so I cut it away. I was pretty sloppy about it because, well because I was lazy.

and off goes the lining

While playing around with it, trying to figure out how to finish the sleeve I came up with this rolled binding that doesn’t look too tailored. Just the effect I was going for.

rolled binding

closeup of rolled binding - come on you know you wanted it

Once I hand stitched the binding in place I was done.

The end result - I love it!



The boots were wrong - had to change the boots.



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I started this blog to share with you all the results of years of turning trash into treasures. Hopefully I'll spark some new creative thoughts and if that happens I hope that you'll share your discoveries and together we’ll build a blog that will singlehandedly reduce global warming and save the world! Okay, maybe that’s a grand goal but we should be able to at least downsize our own trash output.

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