Saturday, June 1, 2019

Refashioned Jackets

Hello Everyone!
I wanted to share two refashioning projects I made this Spring.  The projects refashioned two jackets that I had made years ago in the cropped length that  was popular at the time.  I loved the jackets, but found that I just did not wear them any more because of the length.  Take a look at the changes.

Project #1
Original jacket I made with vintage 1950 fabric. 

Purchased skirt (years ago) that I never wore because it was too see thru.  I cut the top of the skirt off and used the bottom of the skirt to add length to the jacket.

Finished Jacket refashion.  Now, this jacket has a nice length and I have to say I have been wearing this a lot.

Project #2
Original Jacket I made with a soft loosely woven cotton fabric.

Skirt I made years ago with a knit fabric.  I choose this skirt to re-purpose because it was too small, the fabric was of good quality, and the color was a near perfect match to the jacket.

I deconstructed the skirt, removed the top, and used the fabric to add length to the jacket.

Finished refashioned Jacket.

I changed the closure on the jacket to a loose tie by sewing a strip of left over fabric from the skirt.

Back view.

I have been wearing this "new" jacket a lot too.  It is light weight and goes with so many things in my wardrobe.  I have worn it with Khaki, white, and tan pants.  It also looks good with jeans.

I find that I have really been enjoying refashioning some of my clothing.  I have been using things that I already owned and haven't had to buy anything except thread.   Talk about recycling!! 

I will be back with the next post showcasing vintage chickens.  See you then!



  1. I love both of your recycled jackets which don't look at all recycled. Clever you. They look as if you have just made from scratch. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. My grandson does actually insist on wearing odd socks!! Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Very clever of you Karen! I might try this too, trouble is I'm not very good at sewing...


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