Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Plaid Blazer to Vest

This piece began as a thrift score on a much heavier Carissa, purchased for $5 at Goodwill with the original $165 Nordstrom tag still attached!

Plaid Blazer Refashion Before

But since it no longer fits, it's time to make some changes!

Plaid Blazer Refashion - Before

I removed the collar, sleeves, and pocket flaps. I cut the bottom edge into points and trimmed the shoulders back a bit. I took in the sides of the outer layer and the lining. And finally, I rehemmed all the edges, which also reattached the lining. And tada! New vest!

Plaid Blazer to Vest - After

Plaid Blazer to Vest - After

Come on by CarissaKnits for more details!

Plaid Blazer to Vest - Before & After

5 comments:

Lazyfish said...

Very cute!!!

Sandy said...

I hadn't seen the before and after of the 'refashioned Carissa'!
The waistcoat looks great - especially with the layers.
Sandy in the UK

Clare said...

I LOVE vests. What a great idea!

Elizabeth Hill said...

Great vest! The color works really well with your sweater too.

- Elizabeth
aka The Hungry Octopus

Jennifer Elliott said...

That's super cute! Love it!