The trend of sleeveless jackets is swiftly overwhelmed by the recent fashion shows because they look trendy and promise a sleek look. However, if your wardrobe misses out on some glamorous sleeveless jackets, it’s time to get your stitching act together. Here’s how you can transform your old sleeved jacket into a fashionable sleeveless jacket, conveniently at home only through simple stitching.
1. Old sleeved jacket
2. A pair of scissors
5. Sewing machine
6. A seam sipper
Complexity level: Moderate
Estimated cost: Nil
Time taken: Depends on stitching skills.
1. Separating sleeves from the jacket: Carefully cut at the stitches in the sleeves using a seam sipper and separate them off the jacket. You might have to work through layers of stitching if your jacket has more than one line of stitching. Now, cut three inches from the separated sleeve because they will be used as an interface for the armholes of the sleeveless jacket.
2. Stitching the interface to the armhole: Next, turn upside down the edge of the armhole interfacing and press it. Turn the interface; press it again to stitch close to the edge using a sewing machine. Keep the right sides together and pin the interfacing to the armhole. Machine stitch the interface.
3. Finishing the jacket: Now once again, turn the interface but this time toward inside the jacket and press the seams. Use small stitches and tack the interfacing down to the inside of the jacket. Finally, press the armhole seams to give it a polished look.
Congratulations, your jacket is done. Go flaunt your new sleeveless style!
Frequently asked question:
Q. I have recently bought a sleeveless jacket, being inspired by the latest fashion trend. How do I actually wear it?
A. Firstly, don’t confuse a sleeveless jacket with a waistcoat. Both are entirely different fashions and involve slightly different wearing techniques. When carrying off the sleeveless jacket, make sure your jacket goes on the top of everything and not hiding as an inner layer. Don’t team up the jacket with non-contrasting torso, bottom or accessories. Keep these simple fashion details in mind to avoid any errors.
1. If your jacket is lined, carefully separate the lining from the sleeve without catching any fine threads of the lining in your seam ripper.
2. When working on the armhole seams, keep the lining of the torso off the armhole.
Things to watch out for:
1. Be visibly attentive while working with needles and scissors.
2. Keep the color of the thread and hue of your jacket same, else the stitch will be visible and your jacket won’t look visually appealing.