Monday, October 13, 2014

Maxi Vest


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
Watch: TJMaxx
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!

JJ

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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22 comments:

  1. Oooh glorious maxi vest. I like how versatile that is. I can see why you had to have it. I hate not being able to move freely in a frock too. Xx

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    1. Yes, straight jackets aren't very practical for everyday wear. :o)

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  2. What a funny dress! You look beautiful and happy!

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  3. Well done. That orange print really is striking. And the cut off sleeves! You could make fingerless gloves or armlets out of them, or leg warmers or knee sox. woo-hoo.

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  4. Looking at the first pic I thought it was a maxi dress JJ. You are so clever and the vest is awesome girl.
    Love your shoes and the necklaces are amazing.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Haha, Lenya, I just kept adding necklaces that morning. :o)

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  5. I like the maxi vest! I'm always drawn to the sparkly when I go thrifting too!!

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  6. Cute outfit :) great blog, I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Welcome Coco! I'll come over and visit your blog right now!

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  7. I not only love your vest, I WANT it.
    Tons of love, my dearest friend
    Thank you so much for being part of the Share-in-Style family
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. If ever I run across another one it's yours! :o)

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  8. Love this! I recently cut the sleeves from a black cardigan just so I'd have a long flowy vest. These are great photos too!

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    1. Oooh, have you posted it? I'll go check... :o)

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  9. Very good vest and fantastic idea of sleeves Best:)

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  10. Maxi vest is perfect! You know I love making up words. :) That is one absolutely amazing find and I love it! Love the hair color too.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. I DID think of you making up words when I thought of it. :o)

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