Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Denim Shirt to Denim Vest

I know this is going to come off a little 80's to a few of you, but let's face it, the styles circle round and round, and all that really changes are the fabrics and colors :)

So, here is what I started with: 

This denim shirt fits on me, the way it looks on the mannequin, with weird puffy shoulders, it is short in length, and the bottom has an odd shape, but it is denim, and since denim is the new black this season, I decided not to toss it out :)

The first order of business was to chop the sleeves off. They were so bizarre shaped I figured better to just chop them off and make a fabulous denim vest because I have been wanting one for a while. 

Next, I sewed up the sides to give it a more flattering shape and take in the giant hole left by the sleeves {they really were huge...}

and TADA! I have an awesome vest :) But I didn't stop there:

Denim is very masculine so I wanted to add a feminine touch with some pink lace on one of the pockets.

And here we go :) I paired it with a flowy pink floral blouse, denim pants {would have gone with my gray skinnies but they were in the wash}, and the gray knee high boots that got cut off of this shot by my dear husband...I swear that boy is wonderful at everything...except picture taking :) Ah well, I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world!

This vest would also look REALLY cute paired with a floral dress. Maybe I will try that when it gets warmer out :)


  1. Looks great! I can't wait to see what else you do. You've defiantly given me some inspiration for my closet.

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm definitely trying it out sometime.