We wear all black and red and it gets hard to be creative. I wear more black and I could use some red. So, here we go....a blouse "refashion". This blouse is nice. It's red with little black pin stripes. But, I have only worn it once. It's too big and I just don't like the way it fits.
Dang. Why didn't I take a picture before I started cutting it all up? I think you can get an idea of the "before"....right?
I knew that I wanted it to be a little jacket. First thing I had to decide was how short to cut it. After that, I attached some black ribbon all along the bottom.
Then I decided to put some black ribbon all along the collar too.
I cut the sleeves and decided how short I wanted them to be.
Really short looked better. More "current".
How about changing the buttons? That would be nice.
I like these fabric covered ones. They would be perfect, IF they are the right size and the right amount. Note: I always remove buttons from clothes I get rid of. You can never have enough buttons.
I'm going to search through my stash of vintage buttons that I have collected at garage sales.
Dang. Some of these are navy. That won't do. Only 3 black ones. I need 7!
Unless, I just space out the 3. What do you think?
I tried it on and it's still too big. So, I am going to make all four darts just a little bit bigger.
It fits perfect! I LOVE it! I also added a bow on each sleeve. I love bows. I'm super happy with my new jacket!!