Georgia’s daughter got her a tailoring giftcard as a gift so she could bring something in to revamp. She brought in this jacket from her closet that she has had for many years. She originally purchased it from a weaver who not only make the jacket but also the fabric. Her weaving was absolutely amazing, but her garment construction and tailoring was not quite on the same level.
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As you can tell, this jacket was much too big for Georgia. I mentioned that we could turn it into a vest, and she preferred to keep it as a jacket of some sort. We decided to fit the sides (quite a bit), reset the shoulders to fit her frame, hem the sleeves to 3/4 length, and hem the bottom shorter in front and a little longer in back.

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Now she can wear this with a t-shirt and jeans, with a high-waisted skirt and blouse, or over a dress.

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Do you have a great handmade piece that you want to update, but want to make sure that it gets the extra care it needs?

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About the author

Kristen is one of the owners and founders of Ginger Root Design and ReVamp ReWear Design and Tailoring.

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