I am so in love with Marisa Lynch’s blog, New Dress A Day. Marisa buys the most out of style sometimes hideous dresses from thrift stores and works magic on them. I have never seen anything like this before. This is the ultimate in creativeness and recycling.
I did a post on this about a year ago but she now has a book out so I thought it was time for another post and I am re-energized to re-create some things for myself. I do hate to sew though so this will really be a challenge. I will push past that because of how darn useful this stuff is. You just can’t beat the cost, creativeness and fun of these re-dos.
I started last night with a light wool type jacket that my daughter in law gave me last winter. I absolutely could not wear it with that collar sticking up as it was. It was itchy and sticking me in the neck. So I took it off. Luckily this only required hand sewing, not that I enjoy that any better. I only had to sew from the beginning edge of the collar to the point where it met the lining and where there was a loop in the middle for hanging the jacket. I will have to go back and iron the lining down as it sticks up a little where the new hem line is. That shouldn’t be too much of a problem. So here are the pics.
And yes it was very difficult to see the stitching on this pattern. I just pulled the seems as tight as I could and went very slowly so as not to cut the jacket itself.