This friday's find is a lovely brown blazer with dark leather accents. I absolutely love the trim detail, which is subtle enough to wear day and night, but still original and lovely.
|I love the lines of this jacket!|
|Trimmed in-set pockets.|
|Close up of the cute stitched border.|
|Dark brown detailing under the lapel.|
Even better, this find is a size 4 and fits a-w-e-s-o-m-e-l-y so I don't need to make any alterations. Score!
|Sideways popped collars look tres douch-ay in real life, oh well.|
buying a blazer:
- These are probably the most complicated item you will consider altering. Sleeves can be hemmed, but you'll often need to alter the lining inside, which is often made of a lightweight lower quality acetate--difficult for novice sewers to work with. Mistakes are more noticeable with these types of fabrics, but will be inside the jacket.
- Shoulder pads can be removed, but once again you'll need to mess around with the lining. It's a simple task that only requires the combo of seam ripper & needle/thread, but you'll need to know what you're doing.
- Resetting shoulders is impossible--it's quite difficult to take it or let out sleeves. If the fit of the blazer isn't quite right, let it go.
- Buttons can be updated! Appliques can be removed! Don't let a few minor surface embellishments keep you away from a great blazer. Consider adding elbow patches to a tweed jacket or taking the fringe off an otherwise chic jacket.