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Friday, August 30, 2013

IC'13 #17: Striped Blazer Refashion (my UFO project)

It started with this white and black striped top and yuck it was a turtleneck and zippered!!

OMG bad flashback to the 80s!

So yes this top is a top from the 80s easy. But it is in good shape. I wanted to do something different with this top. Then I had this suit jacket that I have no idea where exactly this came from. I probably paid nothing for it.
Since I was uninspired with this coat I decided I wanted to cut it up. So I removed the collar and along the buttons.

Here is me just playing around. It will work! I like it! I needed to cut off the striped collar. Now the question is how am I going to best put this together?

But first I needed to get rid of the side gap

Also need to get rid of the zipper, first cup up the middle of the shirt

And that is where I had left off for a few weeks (months whatever you want to call it!) So I decided b/c the weather has its cool moments here in DC, this would be the best time to finished this UFO (UnFinished Object).

So I pinned it at the center and just took the leap to pin and sew!

I basically top stitched up to a point where the jacket needs to be curved

And also the bottom needs to be cut off. I basically cut and folded under and sewed the lapel portion. Then I will sew this portion to the striped shirt. 

If you can't tell in the picture below, before I sewed the raw, cut part creating a finished edge. Now it is time to tackle the curving of the striped shirt.

I simply drew a line with disappearing ink pen. Cut

Sew. Then I also decided I needed to debulk the sleeves and the side of the jacket. Pin, pin, sew!

Also got rid of the side openings.

Also took some off the bottom. Sew it down to create a new hem!

Done! ahhh. I used a hook/eye to close it. But I am going to wear it to see if maybe I want to add a zipper. Let's see. I have some room to spare.

Love it. I am so ready for fall! :)


1 comment:

Lovely Light said...

Really nicely done! I keep wondering where you get your ideas! Your "before" garments are pretty hideous sometimes- how do you figure out what it will be next?


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