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Project Runway Rowenta ReMake Challenge - Red Jacket

Added Sep 30, 2010

by laugh434

Monroeville, Uni...






Project Runway ReMake Challenge

Step one was to remove the shoulder pads. Shoulder details are in, but those puppies were huge! And the jacket had its own spiffy shoulder details. I shortened the jacket by about three inches, and took it in on the sides. I also chopped off the sleeves, and set those aside for later use (waste not, want not!). I removed the waistband of the skirt and also saved that to be reused as epaulette-like details on the shortened, gathered sleeves. My trusty iron was most needed for smoothing out the original collar of the jacket, getting it ready for a brand new neckline. I turned the skirt around, attached it to the jacket and removed a chunk from the bottom. That piece joined with the old sleeves to become a fun, new chunky collar that can be worn several different ways (see pics). I also reused the lace from inside the skirt hem to re-hem the jacket. The only new items on this jacket were the wooden buttons (and a belt for fun).

Material Notes

Not really sure, there wasn’t a tag. Seems like just a woven cotton.




Garment Type
Military, Rock, Vintage

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    Oct 5, 2010, 07.45 PMby matcho

    Love it! <3

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    Oct 4, 2010, 07.14 PMby sunnydays212003

    This is really cool, I love this

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    Oct 2, 2010, 01.33 AMby pj-1

    Great job! I love it.

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    Oct 1, 2010, 02.02 PMby kward

    this is really great. so wearable and hip. great job.

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    Oct 1, 2010, 01.03 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    wow! it’s so chic and fun!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 09.09 PMby minnepolitan

    youve made this so fun!! ilove it!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 08.55 PMby nadinebennett

    this is really great!!!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 08.51 PMby mixtlii

    I love it! Did you use a pattern?

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      Sep 30, 2010, 09.18 PMby laugh434

      Thanks! No pattern, just LOTS of trial and error.

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    Sep 30, 2010, 06.18 PMby ghainskom

    me lovey.

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    Sep 30, 2010, 06.02 PMby puffling

    Too bad we can’t vote, because this would be a winner. Very chic remake from an outdated suit!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 05.40 PMby seinde

    I love the futurama shoulder overhang haha. Fantastic remake!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 05.20 PMby kelepso


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