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Refashion that frumpy jean jacket into a fab denim vest!
After seeing all of the funky denim vests appearing lately, the refashionista-fairy whacked me over the head with her magic thimble, inspiration struck, I dove into my stash and created this bit of grooviness...

…have dig through your hoard & create one of your own in minutes:

Posted by Confessions of a Refashionista from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Confessions of a Refashionista's 66 projects »
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  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Altered Denim   A Diy Denim Vest - Step 1
    Step 1

    Snag a dowdy denim jacket

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Altered Denim   A Diy Denim Vest - Step 2
    Step 2

    …ugh…pleated AND puffed sleeves!

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Altered Denim   A Diy Denim Vest - Step 3
    Step 3

    Flip it inside out & chop off those sleeves

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Altered Denim   A Diy Denim Vest - Step 4
    Step 4

    …grab some vintage lace

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Altered Denim   A Diy Denim Vest - Step 5
    Step 5

    …stitch it around the outside of the sleeve openings

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Altered Denim   A Diy Denim Vest - Step 6
    Step 6

    …& add bit of weirdness to the back for fun

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Altered Denim   A Diy Denim Vest - Step 7
    Step 7

    …combine the last remaining bit of lace with a safety pin, ribbon, needle & thread

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Altered Denim   A Diy Denim Vest - Step 8
    Step 8

    …and create a sweet brooch

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Altered Denim   A Diy Denim Vest - Step 9
    Step 9

    pair your fab new vest with a white blouse & your fave jeans and rock your groovy new Canadian tuxedo!

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