Monday, July 13, 2015

My First Altered Jacket 2015

I found a great linen jacket at my favorite thrift store and decided to alter it using vintage trims and doilies.  I didn't like the way the collar flopped so I sewed it down to create a stand-up collar.  I removed the buttons and covered that edge and the buttonholes with vintage trims.  I added a lace collar  and vintage trim around the bottom edge above the flounce.


I particularly like the way the collar floats above the lacy panel I added to the back.  
They are both only sewn to the collar edge so they move freely.
sleeve detail

layered doilies and heart appliqued

small bag made from vintage fabrics, ribbons, buttons
added to the front as a pocket

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