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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jacket Re-sizing

So I had spotted this little cutie at the thrift store a while ago. It was two sizes too big for me, but I loved the pattern. Rather Cath Kidston-esque, don't you think? (Judging by the label, I think it's 80's Liz Claiborne.) But I was too chicken to take the plunge and attempt altering a jacket. So I left the thrift store and tried to forget that beautiful fabric.

But then I saw this tutorial by MaryBeth at Second-Hand Couture and it inspired me to give it a whirl. 

I'm in love with this jacket!!

I'm trying to decide if I want to change out the buttons  - either ones with more contrast, or fabric covered from the excess. Thoughts?

(Note: To help the sleeves fit back into the armhole, I gathered about 3" around the top edge.) 

Thank you, MaryBeth!!



  1. I love, love, love it! I'm so happy that it helped. The floral pattern is perfection. I bet you'll get a lot of use out of it this fall. :)

  2. Adorable! Great job! Now I need to check out that tutorial! (-: Have a wonderful evening.

  3. Love that jacket! You kill me! Very creative and talented. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Stop by my blog and check out the details. Have a great week!

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