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Friday, October 28, 2011

Blue Blazer Makeover!

When Tanya showed me this adorable, albeit dated, Sassoon blazer she'd scored for a buck I was a little skeptical. Yeah, it was cute. But we've both accrued a truckload of retro jackets throughout the summer, and I wanted to see something fun and different. Fortunately Miss T was already one step ahead of me!
She had an idea to cut it higher in the back like a jacket she saw on a favorite blogger here. Different indeed!
When we met for an afternoon of relaxation, (i.e. a mani-pedi) recently, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to do some co designing and brainstorming on how to make this beauty come to life! We've both been so busy, but leave it to us to literally pin the jacket to Tanya's body while waiting for our chairs at the nail salon! (See this post here!)
I took it home and marked the jacket with straights pins and took in the sleeves, the side and back seams, as well as the cuffs, which I shortened by about 2 inches. Tanya's frame is very petite, so the whole jacket had to come in a full dress size all around, but we wanted to maintain the integrity of the pockets so we made sure to cut where they were still functional...

And the result?
 A super cool tailored piece that Tanya unexpectedly wore in a very relaxed and layered way.
 The best part?
 The decision to keep the pockets in front, but raise it higher in the back. A-DOR-able.
And that's how you do a color-blocked, drool-worthy, blue-blazer for a buck!


Noa B

Blazer - $1 Redesign
Black Honeycomb Shell - $1 Thrifted Find
Cargo Jacket - Free People
Silk Gray Pants - Via Buffalo Exchange (Label Unknown)
Shoes - Ash