Keeping It Green
For the last few weeks I have been recycling, reusing & refashioning some garments that have seen better days and some just for the fun of it.
However, the last thing I expected to do last night was recycle, reuse & refashion.. All I had planned was to read, relax & reflect once I finish preparing my clothes for the next day. I decided I was going to wear a jacket I purchased 3 months ago via Chadwicks.
To my surprise there was a hole in the collar. I've worn the jacket twice, but couldn't think of a situation that would have caused the hole. I was totally miffed, and immediately checked the other 2 jackets like it to see if there were any holes in those, but all was good. My first inclination was to just chuck it, not knowing how to repair the hole because it was not along a seam. After examining it some more, I came to the conclusion that there was likely a tiny hole there and didn't notice it when I purchased it and upon wearing and washing the jacket it may have exacerbated the problem.
Throwing the whole idea of reading, relaxing & reflecting out the window...
.. I pulled out my seam ripper and removed the mandarin collar from the neckline, and honestly it wasn't too bad. I failed to take a pic, but the neckline of the fashion fabric raw edges & the lining neckline were folded in about 3/8" making my task easier.
Before ironing the neckline, I made sure the fashion fabric was folded to the inside 1/4" more to prevent the lining from showing and pressed. All that remained for the neckline was finding coordinating thread and edge stitched along the neckline.
Of course, I didn't stop there I shortened the sleeves and all was good keeping it green.
So glad I kept it green, it goes perfectly with Simplicity 3634 which I modified last year from long sleeves to short.
Have a Great Weekend.