The Jacket. Bought on a sale. Really liked it. Washed it. Wore it. Washed it. The arms kept getting shorter. I’m short as it is, but this was getting annoying. So, I put it in the GoodWill pile. Then a while later, as the weather was fluctuating, I was pining for a vest…. Enter the Makeover thoughts….
I don’t mind giving away items so that someone else, with short arms, can make use of an item… but, I saw the potential in the jacket to become a vest! It was really easy. Really! So, here goes!
Here’s the jacket:
Cut off the arms, on the arm side of the seam. Give yourself enough of a space to be able to turn it under for a hem. I left about an inch.
J Turn the hem in toward the inside of the jacket…um, vest. Fold it so that the original seam is on the fold of the opening. I folded mine twice because the fabric had a funky puffy filler that I didn’t want showing or “falling” out.
Start at the arm-pit and sew around the arm hole. Here’s a close up of one arm, finished.
Now here’s the finished vest. I liked it so much that I also did this makeover to a blue jacket that I had bought at the same sale.
Happy me! Two vests to get me through this weird Colorado weather! I can layer it with a long-sleeved shirt, add a scarf and I am good to go!