You may remember Emily from a while back on our blog. We have worked on many-a vintage garment from her closet, but this time she brought in an old blazer for us to update.


This is a perfect example of how you can update your work wardrobe with what you already have! I’ve been really enjoying the collar-less suits that theory has been making. Emily was inspired by our Cardi-Blazers and wanted to give her old cotton blazer a revamp. She wanted to keep the jacket more classic for work, we decided to bypass any decorative stripes and concentrate on the shape.


So we hemmed the sleeves 3/4, hemmed the jacket so it fit her frame a little better, and adapted the neck to be collar-less, and there you have it! A blazer perfect to wear as a suit or with a dress to work, but just as ready to wear out for cocktails with skinny jeans after work!


Do you have an old blazer you want to recycle? Give us a call to schedule an appointment at (202)567-7668 or email us at

*Tailoring by appointment only. Closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

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

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