Transformed

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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…

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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…

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

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Covering the hole!

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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!!!

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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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