blazers are cool!

My latest thrift store find (actually from a couple of months ago) was this blazer. I was inspired by this one here. Basically, did you know that blazers are cool? because they are cool.


The patches were tricky to add, but so worth it because patches are cool (you know you want some too). All I need now is a bow tie. My brothers wear bow ties, because bow ties are cool.  


Oh, and I feel cool jumping in it; definitely a winner. 

Here's what I basically did.
Because there is a lining, I had to find the spot where they hand stitched it closed. I then took out the stitch and turned the coat inside out. I then took in the darts in the back (where the arrows point) until it fit me better.  
As for the elbow patches, I had an old leather jacket (also thrifted) that I had been using for random projects and cut ovals for the patches. Using embroidery thread, I did a blanket stitch to put the patch on. This took me a while, actually the first time the patch ended up in an odd spot, so I took it out and did it again. 

Well there you have it, my super cool thrifted-elbow patched blazer!

4 comments

  1. Any tips on sewing darts? I am really nervous to try!

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    1. i just sew right next to the dart that is already there. I was super nervous too, but maybe if you do a baste stitch first then you can take it out if it doesn't work. Don't worry though, it's not as hard as it seems

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  2. So, so cute! I love what you did with the blazer, and your photos are so fun and adorable too!

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  3. Wow, you rock Havalah. I feel cooler just being your friend. :)

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