Monday, August 26, 2013

{Refashion} Blue Floral Tunic Vest

Good day, y'all!
I have another finished project to show you.
In all honesty, I have had this one done and hanging in my closet for over a month,
but I have been so busy and I had a hay of a time getting the 'after' pictures done, sooo, yeah...:)
I'm not sure if this should really be classified as a 'refashion',
since really, I'm only making a few little fitting changes to it.
Hmmm, any suggestions as to what I should title that kind of a post?
 I'd love to hear what you think.
Anyway, here is what I started with...


I found this lovely sheer floral vest at the thrift store a couple months back.
Originally, I thought I would chop off some of the length and turn it into a sleeveless top,
but I wore it once just for kicks and fell in love.
It just needed a few little changes.
These before shots don't show it well, but there were only three buttons down the front which left a big flappy part down the middle...I really felt there needed to be a fourth button.
Secondly, this vest was a little large, so I needed to take it in, including the shoulders which were hanging off a bit.

To fix the shoulders, I added some pretty pleats.
And to fix the extra bulk, I made a little gather in the back and sewed it together with a zig-zag stitch.
The stitches are visible, which isn't usually what you want, but I didn't mind.

Probably the hardest part was making the fourth button hole,
this was my first experience making a button hole, so it was interesting.
After making the hole, I replaced all the buttons so they would match.


It amazes me how just a few little tweaks can make such a difference,
especially in the shoulders. I never gave much thought to how the shoulders fit on my clothes before I started sewing, but now I see the difference a good fit makes.
I liked it before, but now I love this light, feminine is a perfect fit.

Have a great day!


  1. Very pretty and feminine :) Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

    1. Thank you for being such a faithful, sweet and encouraging reader! :)

  2. This is nice :) You are so talented my friend.
    I wondering if you sell some of your projects like just another people do because you always turn into good.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes and another comment it made my day :)

    Blessing to you my friend,


    1. You are most welcome, Delvalina! Thank you for the encouraging words...I have thought about selling some of my stuff, but that has just been a little daunting and intimidating for me as of yet. I think I'm gaining courage though, so maybe someday I'll get something set up! :)



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