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Day 153. 212 days and $209 left to go.

It’s Friday, I’m in love…with my jacket 🙂  It was slightly military-ish and I was obsessed.  Now it didn’t fit me at all…

Day 153 - Before

Day 153 - Before

…as you can see above, but I still put it in my bag because A, it was a buck and B, because of the RIDICULOUS hardware on the sleeves.

Buttons!!

Cuff of Hotness!!

Yeah, those owl-link-buttons had me at “Hoo, Hoo.”  I was trying to figure out how to keep the sleeve and ultimately these buttons intact, but then realized that wasn’t going to work.  I had to cut the sleeves, but…

Sleeve cutting time!

Sleeve cutting time!

…held onto those buttons!

Leftover Owl Buttons!!

Leftover Owl Buttons!!

How gorgeous, right?  So my next few steps included taking the jacket in from the back – I grabbed a few inches, pinned the amount I was going to take off, and sewed a brand new hem down the new center.

Taking it in from the back!

Taking it in from the back!

I hemmed the newly shortened sleeves and pulled the collar back a little more.  I hand stitched a few notches to hold it down, but I wanted a little more exposure in front so I could get those owl links back in the picture.  I gave them new life as clasps to keep my jacket together.

Day 153 - After

Day 153 - After

I must say, the jacket would have blown off me completely if it weren’t for the help of my pewter and nocturnal friends holding me in.  The winds were a-blowin’ today, that’s for sure.

Close Up!!

Close Up!!

There was a moment where I literally thought I was going to get scooped up by the winds, no joke.  By the end of the day, after work and a stop at Trader Joe’s (was craving, ie. NEEDING, some Mochi) my hair was all over the place, however I didn’t mind the extra body 🙂  My fine hair can always use a little extra somethin’, somethin’.

Thar she blows!!!!

Thar she blows!!!!

TGIF!  Happy weekend friends :)