I mentioned last week that I have a major crush on denim vests right now. I love finding new wardrobe pieces to add to my wish list, but my pocketbook can’t support them all. I decided to add denim vest to my thrifting wish list and I realized that maybe I could even make my own.
A cool denim vest might be hard to come by thrifting, but a denim jacket is more common. Turning a jacket into a vest seemed like a viable option.
I wanted my vest to be fitted so I started looking for denim jackets that were too small to be worn as jackets. I actually found one in the girls’ jacket section for only $2.50. I recommend going down about two sizes from your normal jacket size.The key is making sure that it still fits ok across the back and the armpits. This one fit the bill. The sleeves and body were too short to be worn as a jacket, but the back and shoulders fit okay.
I literally took my new jacket home and cut the sleeves off of it. I thought that I would have to run a stitch around the the open edge, but because of its construction, it was easy to cut very closely under the seam which left no raw edges. I ran an iron over it and it was done!
This was yet again, a shockingly easy and yet dream fulfilling project. I am in love with this vest and know it will become a staple in my closet this year. If I can do this- you can do it too!