Friday, January 27, 2017

90's Jacket Makeover

This 1990's cashmere blend jacket was thrifted a while ago. While I love the fabric, the colour and how well made it was, the shape was not flattering for my broad upper body, particularly the huge shoulder pads and  the too-long sleeves.

I decided to refashion the jacket : narrow the shoulder seams and shorten the sleeves to 3/4 length. And now it looks like this:

I think it now looks better for my proportions. I'm happy to have a better fitting, warm and colourful jacket for the cold months!

You can see more pics at my blog.


whatthesew said...

Excellent job on the change of shape, really brings the jacket up to date.

jennifer elliott said...

Nice job. I love the color.

Jennifer EOD