No, this is not  an extreme makeover post, I don’t go in for that sort of thing although every time I visit the hairdresser my response to what do I want done is I don’t care, just make me beautiful!

I digress, it is not crochet or knitting but definitely upcycling.

Tom was having a clear out (at my behest) and the box of items had been sat in the car boot for a week or so. On a visit to town I was surprised to feel cold so grabbed the top item which was an old second hand army jacket rather like this…


Chris watched with amusement as I rolled up the cuffs and half fastened it in an attempt to be stylish. When I got home I had grown rather attached to it and decided that with a nip and a tuck and a little embellishment I could make it mine!

So I cut it shorter, added darts to shape the back and hemmed it. I then got out my ribbon box and buttons…



I added an extra pocket to cover a hole… and added some vintage lace and buttons…


Covering the hole!


Vintage lace and button

And  this is what I ended up with; I  am quite pleased with it and think the lace and buttons soften the military look to give it that ONOODLES twist! This one’s for me! And watch out for the selfie!!!


Author: onoodlesstitchcraft

An erstwhile teacher who has taken a new path due to illness and returned to an earlier existence exploring her artistic and creative skills of stitchcraft. My oldest son laughs and says I am as mad as a spoon, qualifying the comment that I am not like other middle aged mothers... well hurrah for that! So what do I do? I love to cook, I am never without a craft project or a few on the go, I love my garden, walking, nature and the environment. I am a magpie for vintage patterns and love colour. I get pleasure from creating and giving to friends. I have a rabbit! I ride a bike and recycle... Drink too much tea and like nothing better than to lunch with friends. Snuggling up on cold winter nights is essential. I like the theatre; musicals and dance in particular. Amongst my favourite films are Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singing in the Rain and Fried Green Tomatoes. I love to read anything from Crime thrillers to classics (love Wuthering Heights) or biographies about inspirational people. I hate sexism or racism and disingenuous people. I value friendship and above all else my family.

6 thoughts on “Transformed

  1. Looks great! You have to wear it tonight 🙂

  2. Jill!!! I LOVE IT, you are so amazing and look fab in it xxx

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