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Day 114: All that Glitters Jacket

Day 115: Bottom of the Bin Skirt
Day 113: Citrus Grove Dress

Ah! Remember the 80’s?  Not only the decade, but when I was in the 87th day of this project?  Let me jog your memory on both counts.  🙂

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80's-tastic!

On Day 87, I wore the skirt of this 2-piecer as a fun cocktail dress.  Today, I’m going to tackle that top!

You can probably guess what I did first…

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Can't stand 'em!

Next, I folded the top in half, and made a big cut down the front.

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Cut!

Ooookay…now we’re getting somewhere!  🙂  I turned those raw edges under and pinned them.

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Use your seam gauge to keep it Even Steven!

All that was left to do was run each side through my machine…simple enough, right?

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What could possibly go wrong?

At the very end of my last seam, my needle broke!  🙁  I checked my sewing supply stash, and discovered that I was completely out!  Blerg!  And I couldn’t find any hand-sewing needles either!   Looks like it’s time to make a supply run before I tackle my next project!  I’m just lucky the needle didn’t break right in the middle of making my sweet new jacket!  🙂

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Oh so sparkly!

I had a fun time hanging out at Art Bar where I indulged in a tasty dinner (courtesy of KC Hot Dogs).  🙂

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Veggie Dog Al Fresco!

My new jacket isn’t the warmest thing in the world, but it did keep some of the chill away.  🙂

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The look on that lady's face in the background is priceless!
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Jimmy Higgs, Photobomber

Cheers!

Day 115: Bottom of the Bin Skirt
Day 113: Citrus Grove Dress

7 thoughts on “Day 114: All that Glitters Jacket”

  1. Ok this transformation is freakin’ awesomeeeeee! What the heck how are you so creative? I love to thrift shop and these types of transformations could transformation my wardrobe with a fraction of the cost of going to the mall. You are my inspiration to being thrifty and fashionable!

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    • Thank you so much! 🙂 That’s what this little blog is all about: showing everyone that you can be fashionable AND earthy/wallet/people friendly. 🙂 Thanks for reading! BTW… I just checked out your blog, and I’ve gotta say, those onsies are adorable! 🙂

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