knit headband - thrifted / leather vest- self altered / jacket- Mossimo Leather / Oxford - RVCA // Cargos-SL8 / boots - Aldo

I got this amazing (now)vest at a Goodwill last year and immediately knew it had some major potential. It was originally a big, boxy jacket (with a plush interior!) so i decided to cut it down and take it in. My first move was removing the sleeves. I tried wearing it around last winter like this but it was still way too boxy. A second shot at adjustment had to take place.

This time i took in the shoulders, the waist, and removed the front pockets (which created excess bulk in the front . . . the lower half is still a bit bulky when zipped but I don't care). My sewing machine almost ate it (as in died) a number of times with this project. My favorite way to wear it is with my leather jacket underneath. Insanely warm.


Blogger STOP IT RIGHT NOW said...

well done! it looks great on you, esp with the jacket underneath. i always want to try this look but i feel suffocated even with just a leather jacket on.

November 4, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger bravegrrl said...

the vest is crazy cool, great job!

November 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger DREAMY said...

yeah great job! i dig it. and your new layout is great - the header totally suits you.

November 4, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Clara said...

This looks amazing! Such a good find and a brilliant job on the altering.

November 4, 2010 at 8:09 PM  
Anonymous Greg said...

I hardly ever leave comments on blogs.. but that jacket looks SO GOOD.

I'm a boy and REALLY want to wear that whole look

November 4, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the transformation here and your outfit posts have never been better. love this blog...:)

November 4, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Molly that Jacket is genious...great job and imagination!

Greetings from London!

Anne x

November 5, 2010 at 5:26 AM  

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