+ Bow Boy Blazer

I have been so excited for this refashion, bummed that I didn’t have enough time to take pictures during the day. But, you guys get the idea. So, I found this $6 blazer at the DI in the little boy’s section, I love how I didn’t have to take the shoulders in and the sleeve’s up. These blazers are called “shrunken blazers” and I find them flattering, comfy and perfect for spring. The jacket started out completely flat and boxy, especially in the back, making this jacket NOT flattering at all. So, I added the a sheer black bow in back which mad the jacket more flattering and hourglass-y. How I did it….
sewing machine or needle and thread
flexible measuring tape
fabric pen or marking chalk
First, made the ties – like I did here in the skirt tutorial.
Second, sew the ties on the the jacket, facing out first, so the ends are hidden when you tie the bow together. done! easy! 

wearing – shirt: armani exchange, pants: sevens


  1. Great idea! This just might be the thing that gets me to bust out my sewing machine. . .I’m still a little scared of it :)

  2. That is GENIUS. You are amazing. I love it! I’m going to have to start scouring the little boy section at Goodwill now :)

  3. That’s so amazing!!! You are incredible Lizzie!!! :)

  4. Oh. My. Gosh. You could not be more amazing!

  5. Darling! Love the fitted look and blazers are super hot.

    PS Thanks for stopping by my blog. I took a few pictures of my refashioned skirt:

  6. I love this on you!! Its very girly but very classy too!

  7. I keep seeing cute men blazers but not women ones. I’m going to try this!

  8. You are so talented! Thanks for the inspiration!


  9. totally gorgeous! quick and easy is my favorite! i call those “little bro blazers”… one of our very first blog posts was about how much i loved shopping in the boys section at the thrift store {it makes not having boobs a great thing!} i had no idea they were called shrunken blazers… i am such a doofus! 😉

    ps… totaly making soph and elise go to your blogger meet up.. oh wait… did i already tell you that?… oh well, the’re going… i should tell them huh..

  10. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE IT! I was inspired by your post to do the same thing with a little boys vest. Looks cute! Thanks again for sharing all your lovely ideas.

  11. I had a really boxy-ish leather jacket that I wanted to be more form -fitting. After seeing this I knew that I should do this to it. The only thing was that it was leather. The next day, my belt broke so I took both end pieces and sewed them on. Now instead of tying it, it buckles in the back. I love it and thanks sooooooooo much for the tutorial!!!!!

  12. nice post love reading it.
    Womens Leather Blazer

  13. I love it!!!! Following you :DDDDDDD