This velvet blazer has been in my collection for years! It was one of the first vintage pieces I bought in my 20s because I was obsessed with the color and perhaps the old Sears tag that hung on the back. It was my vintage velvet blazer phase and it replaced an amazing brown one that I left on a plane once. I don't think it ever fit well, but at the time I really wanted it and needed a replacement blazer to add to my collection. As I'm trying to sort through and edit my closet that has gotten quite massive now, this piece was on the chopping block.
We had many, "will she, won't she" moments going in and out of the donation pile. I'm still obsessed with the color but the fit was just off.
Blazers are totally meant to be tailored and because the fit was off I was just planning on tossing, but then decided to give it a second chance...
I figured it would be worth a shot to try and tighten it up before giving it away, so I put it on, measured the amount I wanted to take in from the sleeves and the body and then stitched everything in place.
I got the sleeves tweaked and then adjusted the body a few inches.
Post stitch, my jacket really fit me perfectly!
I paired my more fitted jacket with a vintage blouse and a pair of bootleg American Eagle jeans that I thrifted!
I totally feel like the more boho version of Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: SVU. I'm totally ready to take down some criminals!
I just love that a quick tweak completely changed this piece into something I'd wear all the time.
I already know what I'm pairing with this next time! I did love the pop of gold from my vintage clip-on hoop earrings and gold Steve Madden heels.
Nothing like a little photo shoot in the sun to take in the rays and the 70 degree weather.
From Goodwill pile to brand new layering piece!!