10/21/16

Making Old New Again - Refashions

Totally loving all that is refashion right now.  The joy of adding new pieces to my work wear is always a win win.

This sweater to skirt which I posted about here...  is so comfortable and perfect for fall/winter.  Of course, it will be paired with a blazer at some point...lol    After refashioning the sweater, my mind is overflowing with other ideas for refashioning sweaters.  Seriously, one can't go wrong at $4.99.






My next refashion was inspired by a photo I saw via Style Bubble, a blazer with sweater sleeves... swoon... had to make one.



Initially, I was going to go with this thrifted blazer that I purchased at Savers for $9.99 and add knit sleeves.  But after washing it and air dry... I just couldn't, the fit is perfect and I have orphan beige slacks that pairs awesomely with it.


So back to Savers I went and lucked upon this beautiful 100% wool cranberry-red Ralph Lauren Blazer.  The jacket length is longer than I like, but the fit was too good to pass up and initially thinking I would shorten it.



and this cute turtleneck sweater... and the stripes pushed me over the edge.  Knew it would be perfect with the blazer.   


First order of business was machine wash, air dry and press.  Then removed the sleeves and scavenged the sleeve buttons.   I get a joy out of deconstructing, because I get to see what was used to stabilize and construct the garment.  This jacket had the works.. interfacing, sleeve head, double layer shoulder pads.. the works.



The back has a back stay and the fronts and sides were interfaced...



Had to gut the shoulder area... just too much bulk, but left the interfacing.





Thereafter, it was smooth sailing.  I cleaned up the armholes after removing the unnecessary stuff and inserted the sweater sleeves.  Machine basted to check fit





Sleeve insertion was good and straight stitched and serged sleeves in.

I also encased the seam allowance with black fold-over elastic.




After trying it on, decided that I could live with the length of the blazer.. or until I think it needs to be re-refashion...lol



Well, there you have it... a funky fun blazer ....


Until then,

Have a Great Weekend !

14 comments:

garnet128 said...

Geez your fearless. Wish I had some of that. You somehow make everything look easy and good.

Mariela Alethia said...

Another fabulous piece for your fabulous wardrobe. The jacket is beautiful.


Sheila said...

Thank you Garnet128. Trust me it's not always easy. I am determined...lol

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia! You know I have a blazer fetish... It's insane.

Irene said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Sheila said...

Thank you Irene!

SD Cunni Designs said...

Love It.

Sheila said...

Thank you SD Cunni!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

I am SO far behind on blog-reading - I'm just stunned at your refashions - my favorite is the fruits of labor jacket, but I'm also amazed at the sweater to skirt one - who would've thought to turn a sweater into a skirt?! You're amazing!

Cherie said...

Your refashions are amazing, and look wonderful! Love the blazer, it was a flash of genius! And the. You know how to sew it all together. So wonderful!

Sheila said...

Thank you Sister !

Sheila said...

Thank you Cherie!

Myra said...

You definitely rocked this challenge for sure Ms. Sheila! That's why I dubbed you the "refashion queen"!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Myra!