Hey y'all! While I'm getting settled in Costa Rica, some of my favorite bloggers have been kind enough to share their thoughts and wisdom. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do. First up - a refashion from a blogger who leaves me boca abierta (she makes my jaw drop) with her refashioning and thrifting skills.
Hi everyone, I'm Shey from Modesty is Pretty and I'm delighted to do a guest post for Frances while she gets her things ready to move to Costa Rica! I can't wait for all the wonderful pictures she has promised to take when she's already set there. Today's post is a quick and simple refashion, it's so easy you don't even need a sewing machine, anyone that can use needle and thread can do this refashion. I bought this vintage jacket at a church sale for .50 cents, I loved wearing it but it was a little blah, the other day I was browsing through an old magazine and I saw a similar jacket with lace detail on the collar. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to try my own version. All you need for this refashion is a simple jacket, some lace or ribbon, thread, needle and scissors.
Start by setting the lace on the border of the jacket, you may pin it in place if you wish so it won't wiggle while you stitch.
Start stitching the lace in place. This is how mine looks from the back.
Stitch all around the border of your jacket like so.
I didn't add lace to the bottom border because I always button this jacket, however if you wish you can add the lace to the bottom border too.
Stitch the lace to the border of the sleeves.
And voila, your jacket is done. This took me about 15 minutes to do, it's very easy and I like the Chanel look that my jacket has now.
I hope you all liked this mini-refashion, it's the little details make a lot of difference. Enjoy your new jacket! =)