Sew Paradise

instant gratification

One early 1990s oversized, longer dark brown suede shirt jacket. Not in style.

One rotary cutter

One jar of rubber cement

Ten minutes

= cool new cropped boxy jacket with banded neck!

I was wondering what to do with this jacket. It was an older style. But still, I liked the color, and the feel of it. So I chopped about 8″ off the bottom, making it high hip when done. I also cut off the shirt collar and left the band only. I folded up and ‘rubber cement pressed’ the hem, and voila! a new cropped jacket, a modern fit and a great color. It will look yummy with my new gathered square neck nursing top in a warm gold, with some long, layered gold necklaces.

In fact, I can’t wait to wear it! Possibly tomorrow!

I got the idea for doing this from watching WNTW. Earlier this month they showed a gold top with an espresso brown jacket in leather, with jeans. I loved the look, it was rich and luscious, like an eclair. The shape of this new jacket is cropped, and boxy, instead of long and boxy. It’s nice!

I’ll wear it with brown boots and jeans tomorrow. I will chic the whole thing up with a cream wool boucle swing coat with funnel collar (3/4 sleeves) with my long black gloves. Or perhaps my oversized faux fur in champagne, with the same long black gloves. I think the latter. The faux – and especially in that color – is very in right now in the Euro fashion magazine that I get.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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