Thursday, September 1, 2011

Knit jacket redo

I went to the outlet malls last weekend and fell in love with a ruched sleeve jacket from Michael Kors.

I wish I had taken pictures of it, because the one on the web site doesn't do it justice. Anyway, it is $140 on the web site, and was $98 at the outlet (seriously Michael, teacher discounts are all the rage). Needless to say I didn't get it, but I was still thinking about it when I got home.

I remembered this knit blazer I had bought a few years ago, but just didn't wear much anymore.

It is kind of formal, but I used to wear the heck out of it. Worst case scenario, I don't wear it even less.

I began but cutting off about 4 inches off the sleeves.

I then hemmed the sleeves and filleted them along the front seam.

I then used a thin elastic and stretched it out and used a zig zag stitch to ruche the back seam on the sleeve. I resewed the filleted part of the sleeve.

I wound up with slightly ruched three quarter length sleeves.

Not bad for a jacket I already owned and didn't wear! I think it looks much more modern now, even if my face reads angry heifer. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I like the elastic ruching in the sleeves. I am always pushing up my sleeves anyway - this would help extend the life of the jacket for me.
    Good job on the transformation.