...as you can see above, but I still put it in my bag because A, it was a buck and B, because of the RIDICULOUS hardware on the sleeves.
Yeah, those owl-link-buttons had me at "Hoo, Hoo." I was trying to figure out how to keep the sleeve and ultimately these buttons intact, but then realized that wasn't going to work. I had to cut the sleeves, but...
...held onto those buttons!
How gorgeous, right? So my next few steps included taking the jacket in from the back - I grabbed a few inches, pinned the amount I was going to take off, and sewed a brand new hem down the new center.
I hemmed the newly shortened sleeves and pulled the collar back a little more. I hand stitched a few notches to hold it down, but I wanted a little more exposure in front so I could get those owl links back in the picture. I gave them new life as clasps to keep my jacket together.
I must say, the jacket would have blown off me completely if it weren't for the help of my pewter and nocturnal friends holding me in. The winds were a-blowin' today, that's for sure.
There was a moment where I literally thought I was going to get scooped up by the winds, no joke. By the end of the day, after work and a stop at Trader Joe's (was craving, ie. NEEDING, some Mochi) my hair was all over the place, however I didn't mind the extra body :) My fine hair can always use a little extra somethin', somethin'.
TGIF! Happy weekend friends