My friend Thelma gave me this lovely camel coloured stretch fabric when she made her donation to my stash last year. I saw it as a coat and made it into this vintage jacket.
Unfortunately it was a disaster! It was too stiff. I unpicked the whole thing and tucked it away. Then Repurpose, Reuse and Refashion month happened and I dragged it out again.
Given that it wasn’t suitable for a jacket, I thought I would make it into my old fave – Vogue 1247.
With some careful cutting out it worked a treat
You’ll note that I had to put a band round the bottom to give it a bit of length.
I had a lot of trouble with the zip and finished up not using an invisible zip, but sewing in a lapped one.So, this is what I wore for One Week One Pattern, Day 6 together with my Black White Russian.
The details: Skirt is Vogue 1247 made from some fabric gifted to me and reworked from a jacket. Top is the Black White Russian from Capital Chic Patterns. Shoes are vintage 1970s Zanin, bought new from Circa Vintage (they are the most dreamily comfortable shoes), and the necklace is Blue Scarab from Heaven Wrapped.