Holiday Week: Gold Lamé Remake

Dec 18, 2012 | 28 Comments

Behold, my first thrifted purchase in Charlotte!!  This FAH-bulous gold jacket…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Jacket

Gold Lamé – Before

The fun shirt underneath isn’t attached to the jacket, FYI :)

New Dress A Day - DIY - Big. Puffy. Sleeves.

Big. Puffy. Sleeves.

Shoulder pads, a black satin panel keeping each side together, and did I mention shoulder pads??

I got crackin’ immediately on this piece!!  I began by removing that black panel that kept each side together.  With a seam ripper, I started to unhinge the panel.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodbye Ruby Tues-leeves

Unhinge that piece!

I was almost there!  I had to be super careful because the panel, on one side, was stitched to the gold lamé and I didn’t want any holes in the metallic fabric.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Jacket

Later weird satin patch!

With the panel gone…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Panel Be Gone!

Panel Be Gone!

…I took to the sleeves!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Soon-to-be-sleeveless!!


With more careful seam ripping, I got both of those arms off.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodbye Ruby Tues-leeves

Goodbye Ruby Tues-leeves

I pinned down the raw edges around the sleeves…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Pinned Down!!

Pinned Down!!

…and then got to stitching!  I sewed the armholes as well as the patch of metallic fabric that was unstitched when the panel came off.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Sewing Machine

Sew Time!

Using a rhinestone brooch to clasp the waist and wearing a camisole underneath (unforch my packed pickings were slim, however I thought the grey worked out well to match the pearlized brooch), my new jacket-turned-vest/shirt was complete!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Vest

Gold Lamé – After

I love how chic it is!!  This is something that would pair awesomely well over a strapless cocktail dress, some jeans, a pencil skirt…the options are really endless.  (We’ll see this styled another way soon!)

New Dress A Day - DIY - Gold Jacket

Sleeveless solely for the shot!! (Jacket is conveniently on the ground!)

It’s fitting for the holidays, because of the metallic nature, however it’s also going to rock the rest of the year!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Holiday Ready!!

Holiday Ready!

Petite tree.  Petite me.

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