Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Diamond Girl Jacket

 Now that school's out, I've had a chance to go through some of my clothes, and I was able to fill a large garbage bag to donate! I did set aside a few things to hopefully transform into something fun!

I have this diamond sweatshirt that I bought from Kohl's a million years ago. I love it, and I wore it a few times, but it just didn't have that wow factor that I was looking for. I was thinking it would have a better life as a jacket.
 Uh oh....That means a zipper........................
My diamond sweatshirt ready to be transformed!

I found a zipper....yikes!

I started by cutting off the cuffs of the sweatshirt because I was going to make my own. I wanted them to be a bit longer, but also more comfy.

I chopped the hemband as well.

Then I found the middle of the shirt and cut right up the front! 
SNIP!

I could have stopped here and made it a groovy cardigan, but I really wanted a jacket.

I made some cuffs and a hem band out of some black knit I had left over
 and sewed those on with a zigzag stitch.




I took the old hem band and used that as my new collar!


After about a hundred YouTube videos on how to sew a zipper, I went for it and pinned my zip to the fabric.


I realized that my zipper was too long.....more YouTube videos on how to shorten a zipper...




Just the right size...
I sewed it all up and I was ready to take my new jacket to the movies with my fam!






See you next time!