I had big plans to work on some bold color-blocking from the pockets down...
...however I was inspired by some other things that helped me change my mind.
Color-blocking will have to be put on hold for the moment, but check out what I did instead!
I still decided to do some blazer painting, however it's going to stay in one area; the collar!! I began with Duck Brand duct tape in hot pink, just because I'm obsessed with that color, and I outlined the areas around the collar that I didn't want the paint to bleed onto.
For the fabric paint, I used some Simply Spray in the black stencil variety...
...and started to spray away. I covered my workspace (my outdoor patio table that I have yet to begin making awesome) with some paper towels to avoid getting paint on the ground.
The best part was the rad collary stencil design that was leftover after I painted!!
I let the paint dry...
...and then peeled off the tape!
The jacket was still needing help, so I cut the bottom portion of the jacket off right at the faux pockets.
I got rid of the shoulder pads...
...and then pinned the bottom of the coat to create a new hem.
I took in the sleeves and body of the jacket just a smidge and then sewed everything in place.
After a little sprucing up, my new jacket was ready to wear.
I LOVED how this turned out.
Yep, loved it so much that I had a little "jump in place" party on the sidewalk. If I only had confetti to throw, then it would have been a real party.
From oversized blazer to new tux jacket, who woulda thunk it?
So let's be honest, I was using Justin Timberlake as my inspiration and I put my best JT face forward on during my shoot.
I couldn't resist wearing my new piece to his show too.
I think he'd be proud!