I have a confession to make. Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. Sometimes I get myself in way too deep. Sometimes I am far too ambitious in my sewing endeavors, particularly my time allotments.
My next blazer refashion was going to be this pale pink and chocolate brown herringbone tweed number. Originally, I planned to swap out the sleeves for some leather ones, add leather details on the collar and pocket flaps maybe, and call it a day. All week, I'd been surfing Pinterest, pinning tweed-leather-combo jackets. All of them were lovely, and most of them had a boxy Chanel-ish vibe going on. That's all well and good, but my refashionable blazer had lots of darts for shaping and a slightly flared pseudo peplum - not at all the right shape to do a Chanel copycat.
Then, Saturday morning, I had an epiphany: who says a blazer has to be a blazer? Why not a skirt? Tweed skirts are cute and classic, and I could work in that peplum. And then my tweed skirt would have pockets too, and if you haven't caught on by now, I loves me some skirts and dresses with pockets. "A skirt it shall be!", I proclaimed (but not aloud because that would be weird).
This is where that confession comes into play. I could totally disassemble a blazer and reconstruct it into a skirt in two days, right? With a friend coming over for dinner Saturday night and us going over to another friend's house Sunday afternoon for a card game? Technically, yes, I did. I finished hand-sewing on the last hook-n-eye about an hour ago. Of course, that means it was nowhere near daylight out for decent pictures. So for now, I will leave it to your imagination. Can you picture the above blazer as a skirt? I'll have finished photos up soon so you can see compare your vision to mine.