10.01.2010

Rowenta Remake Challenge - Blazer to Skirt

So I did it. I got my remake challenge in on time. Click here to see my post on Burdastyle. I am pretty excited about the way it all turned out. I guess they pick a few over the weekend to be voted on next week. I will keep you posted. There are a lot of great entries so you should go and check them out. I am so amazed at how many brilliant creatives there are out there.


before

after



Here is my process:
When I saw the beautiful plum color of this jacket I knew that it would make a stunning skirt. Plus, once I realized that it was made out of 100% wool I was even more convinced.
To make this skirt I first unpicked all of the seams of the jacket and ironed all of the seam allowances flat. The back of the jacket became the front of the skirt by adding some front darts. I then sewed the two front panels of the jacket together to make the back of the skirt while utilizing the former bust darts as my back skirt darts. Next, the lapels of the jacket were attached to the waistband of the skirt to create a flattering high-waisted look. On the back of the skirt I created a panel along the bottom section and then ironed in pleats instead of a slit. This also covered up the former pockets of the jacket. Lastly, I put in a lining and ironed all seams and points flat for a well tailored look.
I used almost every bit of fabric from the former blazer and added just a bit of lining fabric to complete the skirt.

Did you guys enter?

16 comments:

  1. I love it. It's gorgeous. Great job!

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  2. oh, wow ! what a transformation ! i really like all of the pleats in the back of the skirt ! well done !

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  3. Love it! Can't get enough of Project Runway. So impressed with your vision and transformation. Maybe I'll get my sewing machine back up and running.

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  4. Stunning! I love the back pleats and that you used most of the jacket.

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  5. Oh goodness - this is amazing! I am ready to start sewing - let's do it!

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  6. wow Kelli. You are such a talented person. totally impressed.

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  7. really lovely. I like the plum grey combination... and love your shoes

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  8. Now you know I follow your blog....the skirt is gorgeous, I'm so impressed with your vision. Good luck with the contest!

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  9. woah - that is seriously impressive! Good Job!

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  10. What a gorgeous skirt. A winner for sure.

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  11. how have i never seen your blog before?
    love love it!
    and i did use a pattern, its so great, i think my new fav..
    new look 6968

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  12. *boggles* it is fabulous. And I love how the waistband is a nod to the original piece.

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  13. That color! And the pleats are to die for.

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  14. Well deserved as it's a gorgeous skirt. I'm proud to say I voted for it.

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