I had the wonderful fortune of stumbling upon a garage sale of a women who liked fine things. She let me grab up plenty of beautiful items (some from Paris) for just dollars. One of them was this black seed pearl trimmed velvet evening jacket.
I am certain my grandmother (a very stylish lady) had one of these. Being that I live in Southern California and we are always seeking youth....I thought I would give it a little updating.
I simply cut the bottom away from the jacket to provide a bolero shape. I then added organza fringe with black pearl trim to make it sassy and have flare. I can see wearing this with a fitted cocktail dress, great shoes and a clutch bag. I also see it dressing up my favorite jeans, boots and a long fitted tee shirt....with great accessories.
It was fun changing the look and "age" of this jacket and I know it will be a favorite. BUT you must see what I did with the bottom part of this velvet jacket that I cut off.....The Coup de Gras! Hmmm...Maybe that will be my next post.posted to Refashion Co-0p