Monday, April 13, 2015

The Cool Kid Jacket

My youngest sister is 8 years younger than me and I can't understand a single word she says. Either she came from another planet, or I am just really out of touch. She's always saying things like "sauce me that" (translation: toss me that), or "got me right in the feels" (that made me emotional, or empathetic)... My favourite lately is when she says "that ___ is so Tumblr". Basically, she refers to somethings cool-factor in terms of its resemblance to Tumblr images of L.A. teens.  
With that being said, I found some unloved items in my wardrobe and decided to refashion them into a jacket that my 17 year old sister would appreciate. Check it out:
1. Carefully cut the sleeves & collar off of the button-down.
2. Place the button-down over the hoodie and thread the sleeves through the arm holes.
3. Pin the shirts together and stitch them into place.
4. I wanted this to be a light-weight jacket, so I cut the bodice portion of the hoodie out and serged the inside seams to leave just the waistband, hood, and sleeves. 
Ok, as you can see by this picture, it's starting to take shape, but it still just looks like a vest over a hoodie... This is what I did to take it to the next level...

1. Take the sleeves that you cut off from the button-down and work them into pockets. I used the old seam as an accent on the front and sewed boxed corners on the bottom of the pocket to give it an extra-military feel.
2. Then, I replaced all the buttons with large snaps. 
  The goal: make my sister say, "Hey sis, sauce me that jacket! It's SO Tumblr!"  See more of my refashions at Salvage Stitchery. CLICK HERE to check it out. 


Eimear Greaney said...

they look great - would love to hear her reaction (with translation)!!!

jennifer elliott said...

TEENS! I have a teenage nephew who thinks he knows EVERYTHING. I love your refashion. Very hip.

Refashion said...

The new jacket looks very good...I also want to hear your sister's reaction

Debbie EOD

Carissa said...

I, too, love the finished product and would love to hear your sister's [translated] reaction!

Sofia Stanidis said...

Thank you all for your kind words! I do have an update for you... I showed my sister the jacket and this post and this is her reaction word for word: "Wow, did you make that jacket to make you look, like, athletic or something when you really aren't? Seriously though, that jacket is GOAT and I'm gassed that the internet is talking about me"

Wow, did you make that jacket to look more athletic than you are? Seriously though, that jacket is the greatest thing ever and I'm flattered that the internet is talking about me :)

Thanks for reading and I'm sure I will have more stories about my crazy little sister along the way.

Lindsay Scalco said...

I would totally buy that at the store!!! It turned out so good!