This dress makes no sense to me.
Seriously, what was the idea behind this one? I imagine a very powerful woman with very big hair probably rocked this in the ’80s, but it doesn’t really work for this decade.
Luckily, it didn’t take much to make this piece a fun & functional DIY Military Style Jacket!
First, I snipped out some impressively large shoulder pads.
My plan is to repurpose these into a nice sunglasses case, since the fabric is so silky and soft. 🙂
Next, I lopped off a good bit from the bottom.
A quick hem job followed.
First, I pinned it in place.
Then, I stitched it down.
That’s all it took to take this from power dress to powerfully cute jacket!
I styled my new jacket with a very old Blondie T-shirt I bought back in 8th grade (I was obsessed with that band!), dark jeans, and gold flats.
My new jacket enjoyed a delicious meal and a couple of cocktails at The War Mouth, a fabulous new restaurant here in Columbia SC.
It features such southern delicacies as mustard-breaded venison and quail with dumplings.