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Friday, January 17, 2014

Blinged-Up Blazer

I've had this blazer hanging in my closet for a year or so now. It was initially thrifted though I don't recall the price; certainly less than $5 tops. I've only ever worn it a couple times though. It's fine, just a little too plain, with sleeves a little too short, and now it's a little too large as well.

Blinged-Up Blazer

I replaced the ugly old button with a new sparkly one and re-positioned it to tighten the jacket up a bit. A second button gives it a double-breasted look. I shortened up the sleeves and used the remnants to create little rosette embellishments for the pockets, complete with two more buttons.

Blinged-Up Blazer

Blinged-Up Blazer

I think details like these really zhuzh up a plain old boring blazer. I'll definitely get more use out of it now!
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Blinged Up Blazer - Before & After


Jennifer Elliott said...

I love it! I love the buttons! The blazer definitely stands out more. I love it.

Andrea said...

Really cute now! I especially love the flowers/buttons added to the pockets...that was just the right touch to finish off the transformation! Great save :)

Andrea EOD

concretenprimroses said...

I have to go look at your blog to find out where you got the extra fabric for the flowers. Love this, seems more put together to me than a bunch of random beads and ribbon which is what I saw in a magazine while standing in line at Joanns to day.

Lovenicky said...

Awesome! Your addition just gives the blazer so much personality now. Great Job!

The Enchanted Forest said...

love the double breasted look!