Monday, October 13, 2014
Hairpin: Made from a vintage clip-on earring
Blue Bead Necklace and Small Silver Cuff: Friend brought back from Israel
Orange Czech Glass Necklace: DIY
Spike Necklace: Burke's Outlet
Big Silver Cuff and Vintage Brooch: Antique Shop
Belt: Garage Sale
Navy Dress: Old
Maxi Vest: Refashioned
Heels: Gift from Mom
I spied this 70's leisure coat peeking out from a Halloween costume rack at the thrift shop. The sparkly Silver sleeve was enough to draw me in, but when I pulled it out and saw the amazing Orange print on the bottom...I.was.smitten!
I would have worn it as it was, but the sleeves were too tight on my shoulders. I have to be able to move in my clothes. :o) No problem though, I knew I would remove them and turn this beauty into a fantastic Maxi Vest. I don't know if that term already exists, but that's what I decided it is.
It took no time at all to remove the sleeves and finish the arm hole with bias tape. Oops, I forgot to photograph the inside! I made the bias tape from a scrap of zebra print fabric. Such a fun little surprise just for me to enjoy. :o)
When I got home from church, I changed into a Black long sleeve tee, light wash jeans (rolled up), and Orange flats. This is one versatile little (big?) Maxi Vest!
PS: Here's a glimpse of the man behind the camera. :o) You've seen him on here before (in focus), but I thought this shot looked neat!
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