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DIY Military Style Jacket From Dress Refashion

Tiki Week Dress to Top Refashion
Of Sparkles & 60's House Slippers

This dress makes no sense to me.

refashionista Military Style Jacket From Dress Refashion before
Am I in marching band? Am I a soldier? What am I???

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.

removed shoulder pads
Don’t worry! You shall be repurposed!

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.

cutting off bottom of dress
Chop!

A quick hem job followed.

First, I pinned it in place.

pinning hem of military style jacket
Pin it!

Then, I stitched it down.

sewing hem of military style jacket
Then, hem it!

That’s all it took to take this from power dress to powerfully cute jacket!

refashionista Military Style Jacket From Dress Refashion after
Just nonchalantly leaning on a wall. Like ya do.

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.

Military Style Jacket From Dress Refashion after
It’s okay. I was in marching band in high school.

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.

war mouth menu and a cocktail
Mmmmmn!
closeup of refashionista in military style jacket
Don’t mind if I do!

Cheers!

refashionista Military Style Jacket From Dress Refashion before and after
Tiki Week Dress to Top Refashion
Of Sparkles & 60's House Slippers
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