viola, a vest is made

ok, so i know i'm really bad about posting my DIY projects. . . but i'm especially bad at photographing the before parts of the projects

a few weeks ago i bought this leather jacket on ebay (the before photos are the ebay ones) and when it came in the mail it just fit all kinds of wrong. . . so i vestified it.  and i loveee the outcome.  

i removed the sleeves, took in the sides, removed the front and back leather flap/vent things to reveal the side pockets and narrowed the shoulders (reattaching the shoulder flaps when done).  I'm really happy with the outcome and i can't decide if i wanna do any studding action. . . I kinda like that this vest isn't as crazy as my leather fringe vest (that also used to be a fully fringed jacket before i got my hands on it).  Maybe i'll leave it as is for now.

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Blogger Amanda said...

nice job, i dig it

May 27, 2009 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Ly Kim said...

Looks great!

May 27, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

how do you finish the seaming on this and what needle do you use to sew leather? i have a coat i'm dying to take in at the sleeve/sides.

May 27, 2009 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

thanks for the sewing info.
i just type in the labels onto each post. once you've used a label once it saves it so the next time you can just click on the appropriate label for your post.
there should be a box on the right side right below the text box when you create a post. if the label box isn't there maybe somethings wrong with your blogger set up and you should try blogger help or googling it.
hopefully this helps.

May 27, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger stephanie said...

great job- i think you wore this in NYC, right?

Well it looks much better as a vest, imo :) and the reason is mostly cause you rock it soo well!


May 28, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

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