Sunday, April 24, 2016

Shirt refashioned to bomber jacket

Before, as a shirt                                                           After, as a bomber jacket

This has become one of my favourite items of clothing to wear. I had not worn the shirt in a while and once I had the idea in my head that I wanted a bomber jacket, in a printed fabric, this seemed like an obvious solution.

I used the off cuts to make front facings and welt pockets, and a ribbed vest for the neck, cuff and hem edges.

The pattern piece and the ribbing cut, ready to attach to the  neck edge.

These images show the use of the ribbing and the welt pockets. For full details on how to remake one of these for yourself have a look at the step by step instructions here.


RePurposeFul said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous job, seriously. Great workmanship.

Carissa said...

Beautiful job! Your refashions always look so professional!


Therese said...

Great idea, will have to copy it when I find a suitable piece on the $1.00 rack at the Salvos!

Amy Jo said...

Wow! What a great refashion! You did a great job with the details and putting it all together.

Linda Wilson said...

Thank you very much. I had been noticing these bomber jackets everywhere, and I wanted one. It's a great way to update a shirt you've stopped wearing!

Marisa Glied said...

This is beautiful! Nicely done!