...but the size was off.
Off by a lot, unfortunately.
However, I knew just what to do to make it totally wearable!
It's cut time!!
I used the blue stripes along the sides as my template.
With the sleeves and side of the jacket cut...
...I turned the new vest (woo, vest!!) inside out and pinned all along the edges...
...prepping the arm holes, and making sure the pockets weren't accidentally pinned down.
I stitched my edges down, trimmed off the excess...
...and was left with this fab piece!!
I paired my new vest over a vintage polka-dotted blouse, my Forever 21 skinny/stretchy/borderline pajama jeans, and my Steve Madden purse.
The trim was what totally sold me on this piece and the back makes me drool just a little.
I feel like you could never imagine what this vest started off looking like if not for seeing the before shot, right?
I wore my black brogues that I snagged from the omnipresent Delia's catalog, which has somehow followed me to each and every apartment that I've been in since college, along with a stack of vintage bracelets to complete the look.
And just because I was wearing a vest and kept touching my shoulders, I couldn't get Jay-Z out of my head.
If that song is now stuck in your head thanks to me, I either:
A, apologize, or
B, accept your thanks.
Either way, sorry or you're welcome!