This piece felt super Marc Jacobs-y to me, all except for the price tag! The brownish floral print, the teal piping with the matching buttons...had the MJ essence for sure, however it wasn't fully working for me.
I found this for a buck and was immediately attracted to the buttons. I let the buttons be my guide (ok, my conscience helped a bit too...) and came up with exactly what I wanted to turn this into.
Laying on the piece on the floor, I began to make some cuts! About eight inches below the bottom button I trimmed across the piece.
After the bottom was cut, I went around and pinned the raw edges. I wanted to get this prepped before my next step.
Post-pin, I trimmed a vertical line down the center. My new snip met up with the seam at the last buttons making the front of the piece completely open. Perfect as I'm making this a little jacket!
I pinned the raw edges down the center and then with all my cuts and pins complete I began to sew!
The fabric also looks like a female sign too! (This one was brought to my attention because I didn't pick up on that right away. Now I can't stop seeing it!)
New jacket it finito!! I paired this with a navy tank, jeans, my cheapie sandal finds at K-Mart for $7, and the party on my head, the bun :)
It has a military style feel to it with it open - I love the square patch of material that comes out next to the buttons. I left it open but the top button could be clasped with the rest undone or all the buttons closed. Lots of fun options to play around with.
Speaking of fun, I totally had Fun's 'We Are Young' stuck in my head, and by stuck in my head I mean belting it out at home.
I kept changing my Pandora station while I was sewing today and this one just couldn't leave the DJ rotation of my mind. For those needing to sing along, here you go...