Did you know the hardest part of refashion blogging is not the sewing? The hardest part is blogging and putting together your steps together coherently so others can follow what you did! It is especially hard for me because I tend to be a bit of a multi-tasker. At any given moment I have 5 or six projects in the front of my mind and 5 or 6 in the back simmering. I can’t quantify what makes me attack one project as opposed to the other, and sometimes I walk away to think it over before I know how to keep going with it. This leads me to forget if I took pictures of my steps. Then there have even been projects that were too hard for me to go back and figure out the steps, so you don’t see them.
So, for this project I am going to try something new. I will post the steps of this refashion as I complete them. At the end I should have a finished coat. This I have to tell you is scary for me. Will it be a success? Or will it be a flop? Stick with me and we will find out!!!!
It all began when I saw this article about “Contrast Coats” in the magazine InStyle.
This got me thinking about all of those great men’s suit jackets I see in the thrift stores. I purchased the two you see below at the American Way Thrift Store for a mere $5 for the two of them. The black one is wool and the herringbone jacket is a silk weave. Both are “about” the same weight.
The next thing you see is my plan. I guarantee it will probably change from this, but what you see is the way I am thinking of combining the two. At this point I am not even sure where I want each to go. Gotta step away and think! 🙂