Monday, April 24, 2017

Professional Silk Jacket / Blazer to Silk Vest

#71 Back to School Wardrobe
REFLECTIONS: Pre-retirement wardrobe included many professional suit jackets.
  • With limited arm movement even when new,
Re-fashioned to vests, with free arm movement.
  • Versatile to dress up or down with wide variety of separates. 
BEFORE: Silk suit jacket from pre-retirement professional wardrobe.

STEPS:
  • Seam rip the sleeves.
  • Cut and insert a side gusset from the sleeves and sleeve lining.
  • Cut and attach a sleeve armcyle facing from a t-shirt strip.
AFTER: Versatile Silk vest for the Spring wardrobe.

AFTER: Versitle Silk Vest 

Love silk fabric

Beige t-knit arm facing
 to match garment fabric


BEFORE:
Professional suit jacket
Side insert cut from sleeve
enlarges smaller jacket


BEFORE: Restrictive Arm movement

IN THE WORKS: Green silk blouse 

3 comments:

Chickie Walsh said...

I love the fabrics you're choosing. The colors and patterns are so pretty. Great vest, can't wait T see the blouse.
Chickie

Heidi said...

I like the color and fabrics as well. Silk is so luxurious! That jade color on the impending project is lovely and excited to see how it results!

cfortin said...

I have never tried to make a vest from a jacket. Very pretty.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab