Pam's NDAD Creation

I just fell in love with this piece that Pam sent in because it started off as something very basic, something we all have hanging in our closets...

Hi Marisa - I started with a linen shirt that had been in my closet for a very long time.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Linen Shirt - Vintage Fabric

I just went through my closet and donated a few pieces, one of them a long-sleeved black shirt from my catering days.  I could have repurposed it into what Pam did, but I think I just needed to purge it from my system :)  Check out Pam's skills...

First I removed the pockets and then using a pattern I had, I cut a jacket front and back from the bottom. 

New Dress A Day - DIY - Linen Shirt - Pattern Time

I made little half-sleeves from the original sleeves and took some stretchy lace from my stash to make facings.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Linen Shirt - Facings

Now I have a new jacket that I've paired on top of my floral dress!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Linen Shirt - New Jacket

What a fabulous transition from shirt to cute jacket!  Pam, you look gorgeous!  I can't wait to see your next project!