Thursday, March 21, 2019

The 80's Blazer

Hello Refashion Co-op. I found this great blazer at a clothes swap. It seemed very 80's to me because of the over-sized fit and the bright geometric designs. 


I cut the body of the jacket of and used it to make a wrap skirt. I have never made one before. I love the idea because the fit would be adjustable. The jacket had a good weight and stiffness to make a great skirt.

I made 2 darts in the back for fit. 


I used black bias tape to finish the waist and as a tie closure.


I pulled the skirt over on itself to close it more in the front and moved the original button over so it can help keep the skirt closed. 


It was a fun project I should hae made a wrap skirt sooner. 
Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

6 comments:

learningnewtricks said...

I love your new wrap skirt! They are my favorite skirts, and are great to wear around the holiday meals!

Valerie said...

That loud pattern looks much better as a skirt than a huge blazer. I like it!

Chickie WU said...

Thanks so much for the comments. I agree with both of you. The wrap lets you eat big holiday meals (Yippee!) and the pattern was much better as a skirt.(Less of the crazy patterns.)
Happy seing to you! :)
Chickie

Anielska Aniela said...

very clever way of finish waistband of skirt ,great refashion <3

Marisa Glied said...

What a beautiful wrap skirt!

-TheRefashStash

Lak22 said...

This is the first time I see such patterns and I must honestly say that it is amazing. Thank you for sharing the post! I like your suggestions
Regards, ctnbee