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Secret Agent to Spiffy Outerwear

Thrift store find.
 It was linen. 
That's all this really had going for it.
My husband helped me out with my "before" pics right before I headed out to work out...
....well, that was a mouthful. 

YUCK! This linen sits weird. This linen looks weird. It's just YUCK!

It needed a good snip, so that's what I gave it!
I cut it right above the pockets.
I cut the sleeves to a 3/4 sleeve length too. 


Snippy Snip!

That's really all I did. Then I washed it.......
A HA!!!!!!

After I washed it, the jacket frayed at the edges from where I gave it a snip. 
I LOVED it!!!!

I decided I wanted to change the color of my new jacket somehow.
But, how? What dye should I use? What color will be nice? 
There were so many decisions to consider.
I decided that the jacket screamed to be a light wash denim look.

Ok...It wasnt the light wash denim look....but...

Low and behold it sorta turned ORANGEY!!! I love it even MORE!!!

I sewed a straight stitch above each of the places I snipped so that the fray would stop at a certain point. I threw it on and I was ready to wear it over a teal dress to my dear friend's 40th birthday party!

It's Party Time!

 Happy Birthday Tara!

Hi Kelli!

Who eats rock candy at a winery? I DO!!!

Hi Rhonda!

I love these photo props!

Such a beautiful party!

See you next time!

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