Last Fall I fell in love with the look of sleeveless blazers. They can be worn several ways year round and I think it just adds that special something to a simple outfit. However, when I started searching for one to add to my wardrobe I realized that it was really hard to find one ethically made and even harder to find one at a thrift store because it’s a newer style. And that’s when the light bulb went off. I really didn’t want to buy one that wasn’t ethically made and I also didn’t want to spend a ton of money on one. So I went to my favorite thrift store and picked up two blazer that had the length I wanted. I didn’t worry about the awkward sleeve lengths because I knew I would be cutting them off. I’m no seamstress – trust me. Whenever I search for diy tutorials, the words “easy” and “no-sew” are always part of my search description. And that’s exactly what this was. Easy and no sew. I used a seem ripper and iron-on hem. Not professional by any means but it did the trick. I’m pretty in love with how my DIY sleeveless vest turned out!
These are the tools I used:
I love how it turned out. The color is different than what I originally had in mind but as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. It’s neutral enough to go with a ton of different outfits but also different enough that I feel like it was a good addition and pop to my otherwise monotone wardrobe. I liked it so much, I was almost tempted to keep it the way it was but I really wanted a sleeveless blazer. This project was so easy and didn’t take much time. I even bought a black one that I fully plan on converting soon. I think both will look great with shorts as a way to spruce up an otherwise plain summer outfit. I love that it’s a piece that can be word year round!