This is a cute picture, it looks almost too perfect right? You guessed it, this jacket was too large and an eye sore in my closet. I do not remember how I received it but it has been hanging in my closet for years!!! I almost donated it this year and then I changed my mind and gave it a makeover. Now I love to wear it and it is a wonderful staple in my wardrobe.
This is the original fleece jacket. The length in the sleeves and body of the coat were fine, so I left those alone. However, it needed adjusting under the arms and slim down the torso part of the coat.
I turned the coat inside out and took a hoodie that fits and laid it over the fleece. Then I pinned the underarm and sides leaving alone the cuff and bottom hem. I had to take in the coat 4" from the underarm original seam to the new underarm seam. There are pockets on either side so I had to keep my stitches away from them.
After sewing the underarm and side seam with my sewing machine, I decided to serge it to give my fleece jacket a finished look. Although if you do not have a serger, fleece does not unravel so this step is extra.
Look at the material just peeling away. Love it!
Next I monogrammed the left lapel with my initials. Now this is my favorite fleece jacket and a new staple in my wardrobe. Cost $0.00!!! Do you have garments in your closet that you pass over weekly? Give them a makeover! Create new from old! I am going to dive into my closet and if I wear it I will leave it alone. If I never wear it, it is getting a Makeover! Makeover your closet today!