Several weeks ago I purchased an Ann Taylor LOFT cargo jacket at my favorite local thrift shop. This camel colored jacket had everything on my checklist, well almost everything. The color was perfect, the length was great, it had great details like the drawstring waist, sleeve pockets, and epaulets on the shoulder, and it was the perfect mix of casual chic.
Solution: Add an extension to the sleeve to open up the arm hole and release the arm a bit using a lace ribbon. Here is how I did it:
This first part was a bit scary as when I typically alter an item, I carefully open up the seam. Since the seams were placed in a different area on this particular jacket, I took the plunge and cut the under part of the sleeves open all the way down to the drawstring waist.
This was the perfect project to complete on a rainy day. Since it was soaked outside and raining on and off, I chose to stay under the patio cover to take a few shots of the completed jacket in a styled outfit.
This refashioned jacket is now a great addition to my fall wardrobe. I paired it with a graphic tee and green pants for its debut. I attempted to get a great shot of the underside of the sleeves to show the lace, but this was as good as it got!
Since this is a small accent to really make this wearable for me, I probably will not be posing like this any time soon in public. I had this lace from a previous project and it was to the 1/8th of an inch enough to complete this. Whew!
I am so glad I did, because I am so pleased with the results!
Ava & Viv Colorblocked Ankle Pant: Target
Green Woven Clutch: Anthropologie (similar)
LaJolla Necklace: Anthropologie (similar)
Summer Woods Bangle Set: Charming Charlie (similar)
Tori Open Pave Ring: Charming Charlie
Pierced Brown Wedges: Franco Sarto (similar)
Today’s Postivity Note
Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as it will. -AW Tozer
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