The fun shirt underneath isn't attached to the jacket, FYI :)
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.
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.
With the panel gone...
...I took to the sleeves!
With more careful seam ripping, I got both of those arms off.
I pinned down the raw edges around the sleeves...
...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.
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!!
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!)
It's fitting for the holidays, because of the metallic nature, however it's also going to rock the rest of the year!!
Petite tree. Petite me.