This week I challenged the girls to find a coat that has lost its sparkle and somehow bring new life to it.
Since I’ve been pregnant, everything I used to love to wear either no longer fits or just doesn’t look the way I want it to.
In response to this, I've been buying a few new items here and there, but also trying to revamp older things in my closet.
I found an old coat hiding in the back of the closet that was actually a few sizes too big and decided it would be perfect for my project. I've seen so many cute vest-coats this season that this seemed like the perfect way to convert my find.
My Mom and my Mamaw taught me to sew long ago, and I grew up always having little sewing projects going on.
I'm not claiming to be an expert seamstress by any means, but I do know my way around a seam ripper. So that's where I started—removing the seams of the sleeves of the jacket with my handy seam ripper.
After the sleeves were removed, I pinned the caps of the sleeves in position to the length/style I wanted and then used my Singer sewing machine to do an invisible stitch along the pinned line.
A little tip: If you are not handy with a needle and thread, but still want to give it a go, Liquid Stitch works wonders! It's basically glue instead of thread, and can make many projects seems less intimidating.
I love the way my new vest-coat turned out, and can’t wait to see what the other girls come up with!