Remix'd: Military Vest, Finally!

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military vest diy {who is that girl mo?}
I'm going to try to post 2 tutorials a week, time permitting of course. The second tutorial for this week is a military vest. I know I'm late to the game but I finally have one and as they say, better late than never. I found this cute military jacket a few weeks back at the thrift store and knew that it would make for the perfect vest. I love that it has a patterned panel in the back.
Supplies:
jacket
scissors
liquid stitch/fabric glue
ribbon/rope/shoelace/drawstring
safety pin
military vest diy {who is that girl mo?}
  • Cut the sleeves from the jacket.
  • Cut open the sleeves and cut strips about 1 inch wide and as long as the entire width of the jacket.
  • Mark where you want the waistband to go. I placed mine at the smallest part of my waist.
  • Apply the liquid stitch to the edges of the strips lengthwise and press on jacket. Stop about an inch before the edge of the jacket and make sure to leave an opening in between the edges of the strips. Let dry.
  • Attach the safety pin to one end of your drawstring and push through the waistband opening until you get to the other side. Remove the safety pin. Smooth out the drawstring and cut to desired length. Tie a knot on each end.
  •  Optional: You can add beads to the ends of the drawstring.
military vest diy {who is that girl mo?}

I'm guessing something caught my eye and I wasn't quite ready. :-)

military vest diy {who is that girl mo?}

military vest diy {who is that girl mo?}
Are there any items that are trending that you have yet to get?
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Outfit Details
thrifted jacket | shirt NY & Co | coated jeans Joes Jeans | boots Michael Kors 
 necklace Forever21 | belt Calvin Klein


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38 comments

  1. I love this! The back panel is so cool. And it is perfectly paired with the coated jeans!

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  2. This was a great idea to turn the jacket into a vest! I wear my military vest like crazy so I'm sure you'll get a lot of use out of yours too :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  3. All kind of vests are in. Looks great Mo! Love your pants and shoes.

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  4. You did such a good job on the vest and you wear it very well. I just got me a vest recently on sale at JCP and it's too warm here to wear it. Looking forward to more . . .

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  5. Your booties are too cute, & that vest turned out awesome! Can't wait to see more tutorials :)

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  6. The vest looks great and I love those shoes!!


    Nicole
    www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

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  7. Oooh I love this! You are lucky to find a military jacket at a thrift store - I have been looking for one forever. I really like the pattern on the back too - it makes it so much more original!

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  8. Thank you! I have lots of sweater vests too.

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  9. Thanks! The back panel is my favorite part.

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  10. Yes I was very lucky! The pattern is my favorite part about it. :-)

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  11. Great job and yes sadly I have yet to get a military vest :(...let's talk about those boots! Love them!

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  12. I love the vest, - The back is nice! :-)


    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Thanks and there's still time to get one. :-)

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  14. The back is my favorite part! Unexpected and very cool.

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  15. What a cool DIY ! Very unique and stylish!

    xo,
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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  16. What a fab vest!! Love your look!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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  17. Good for you Ms. DIY! The vest looks really good!

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  18. It looks awesome, I love it! Great restyle!

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  19. love your hair! and this entire look!

    www.rcsoatl.com

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  20. Great job on the vest. The back of it is really unique like your hair. And I love those shoes--hotness. I still don't have a military vest or a camo jacket.

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  21. Love how you spiced this up, especially for the warmer weather! Love those shoes as well, I need them.

    -Vogue&Heels

    www.vogueandheels.com

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  22. Thanks and don't you work at Michael Kors? You probably can get a discount. :-)

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  23. Thanks and you can still get them both unless you don't like them of course. ;-)

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  24. Love this look! <3


    I have a nice giveaway on my blog. You
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    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.nl/fabulousstylews

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  25. I love that vest! I totally didn't know you made it until I clicked to comment. Super smart!

    Thanks for linking up with Lovely Thursdays!

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo