New from Old (a spot of recycling )

A few days ago I saw a jacket in Oxfam, a lovely autumn colour and only £9-99. It had to be done. It just had one problem, the shoulders were quite droopy. I can’t make out the age of the jacket, it could be 80’s 90’s but it could also be as early as the 40’s 50′. Either way I love the shape and the colour, so a little tweaking and reshaping on the shoulders a quick de-pill and I now have a presentable jacket that will see me through the next few months.

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The label on the jacket.

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Jacket fits nicely apart from the shoulders.

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Sleeve head out.

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Trimmed and reset.

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New shoulder pads and the lining to hand stitch in.

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Sleeve head and shoulder looking a lot more tailored.

So for a little effort and all for under a tenner my autumn jacket is ready.

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4 responses to “New from Old (a spot of recycling )

  1. When I read your sowing posts I feel like Jekyl and Hyde. The good soul says “you are so clever, I admire you so much”. The bad one thinks “you big swot, how can you do these things without the use of witchcraft?!”. They are both compliments in their own way. x

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  2. diversifolius

    The miracle of handcrafting!

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  3. I am truly impressed. Great find and great job!

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  4. Excellent bit of recycling Sue – well done!

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