Thursday, November 28, 2013

DIY summer jacket









I found this top at an op-shop a few weeks ago and I was instantly drawn to the print and colours of the fabric. It reminds me of something my grandma would wear on special occasions. The fabric is synthetic, like chiffon. I normally prefer a cotton, but sometimes a little bit of slink is a nice addition to a outfit. I instantly saw its potential as a gypsy style jacket. 

I have been making boleros, kimonos and jackets lately (sneak peek coming) so I had this amazing vintage coral tassel trim on hand but you can find tassel trim in craft shops. I simply chopped off the sleeves at 3/4 length,  then I cut length off the back and I cut diagonally chopped the extra length across the front. I then sewed on my tassel trim to all of the raw edges and I was finished. A 15 minute project that I adore! I will be keeping my eyes out for similar pieces to do this again...


6 comments:

  1. Oh! Its lovely. Great idea for a refashion. The trim really sets it off ;-)

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  2. Georgeous, love the peachy colour of the trim. mel x

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  3. What a fantastic idea, i love it. You often see them in vintage shops for silly money. In love with your profile photo top right of your blog, gorgeous dress print.

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  4. Every time I see your posts... the little girl in me squeals with joy!

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  5. I love it! It's stunning. I'd love to see what it looks like on!

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  6. Beautiful! Such a good idea I need to go and search for a suitable top in the charity shops now!

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