Wednesday, December 28, 2016

#34 Back to School: Purple Orange Pink Swing Vest from Jacket

#34 Back to Elementary School Wardrobe
REFLECTIONS: A 30 year professional wardrobe provides a large Re-fashion stash. 
I have challenged myself to shop this stash for my return to teaching wardrobe. 

BEFORE: A jacket from the re-fashion stash, bought in an auction lot of nicer clothing. 
Too small and never worn.

STEPS: This will be a fun and loose swing vest. 
  • Use a seam ripper to remove the sleeves and to open sleeve and side seams.
  • Serge all exposed seams to prevent additional fraying.
  • Cut a wedge shape from the sleeves and lining. Insert into side seams to enlarge the sides.
  • Cut and insert bias armhole trim from a fun color,

 AFTER:  Fun and loose swing vest to wear with a variety of purple tone turtlenecks. 
Rumples in the after pics fill out when wearing.

AFTER: Loose swing vest

Large insert cut from sleeves.
Fun pink bias facing 
is just peeking out. 

Fun with a variety of purples.

AFTER: Loose on
the smaller dress form

AFTER: Fun color for inside
bias sleeve facing. 

It peeks out when wearing the vest.

BEFORE: Serged seam ravels during re-fashion. 
BEFORE: Sleeves removed from small jacket


Heidi said...

I have thought of doing this but havevyet to try. I like how yours resulted

RanchHouse said...

Thank you.
Each of these comes out a little different. The lining always goes back together differently. I learned that I need to trim the insert smaller at the top in most so as not to have a big gap in the arm-hole.
Also, on this one I did not trim back the sleeve cap and it hangs over the shoulder.
Looking forward to seeing yours.

Chickie Walsh said...

Love this idea. And those colors will be a hit with the kids for sure. Nice job.

jennifer elliott said...

Thanks for sharing another great refashion.

Jennifer Elliott, EOD