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Monday, July 25, 2011

DIY: From overdressed to "love that vest!"

At SHS, we are lovers of all things vintage. But sometimes even the best vintage can look a bit... dated.
Tanya discovered this adorable, $1 linen blazer with the Mao collar on a recent thrifting jag. And we both agreed that the fit was great. But... it was yet another black jacket. And something about it just screamed, "make me over!"
So we set to work. First we thought about making it into a romper. But there wasn't enough fabric allowance to quite create a crotch., (though we did try)...
 Okay, not quite there yet... So after this first attempt, we looked at it with fresh eyes and thought--vest!
We started by removing the arms, (see what we did with them down the road). We then stitched the seams closed, tacked in shoulder pads, and left the hems frayed.
We cut off the bottom 7 inches of the jacket in a scoop shape, and hemmed it short.
Once we pressed the pleats, we were left with an adorable, new linen vest that could be layered, or left as a sexy, revealing top.

And here's how Tanya rocked it, frayed edges, heels and all!


Noa B and Tanya D


  1. I love the peplum waist! Genius remake.

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  2. Wow, you two are brilliant. I love this blog - totally following you now!