South Carolina USA
Member since 9/21/08
Date: 11/13/11 9:48 PM
I found this (too small for me) cute art deco jacket for $2 at a thrift store. It is a large and I wear an extra large. Just for fun, I tried it on...a no-go
So, I'm thinking refashion contest inspiration. I made some slippers that I could make with the fabric. The buttons are neat.
Maybe a hobo bag? Thoughts? Thanks!
Yukon Territory CANADA
Member since 12/1/09
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 11/13/11 10:30 PM
My first thought was a fancy clutch for going out. And maybe a belt. Could really accessorize a LBD nicely! :D
Member since 8/3/02
In reply to Passion4Sewing
Date: 11/13/11 10:45 PM
I found this (too small for me) cute art deco jacket
for $2 at a thrift store.
What a fun find!
The suggestion of clutch or hobo bag are both excellent.
Not knowing your lifestyle, here are a few other thoughts
Remove the embellishments and add them to another garment in a new design.
Cut the jacket into wide strips of fabric and add to the hem of a full skirt.
Or a fabulously impractical apron! Use the buttons to adorn the waistband.
Can't wait to see what you decide to do.
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Member since 7/19/03
Date: 11/13/11 10:56 PM
Didn't Shirley Adams have a feature on remaking art-to-wear garments into handbags in a recent magazine? Maybe Threads?
I think you're on the right track. You may get more than one thing from that piece! (I really like those slippers!)