Turning an Ugly Suit, into a Fashionable Short Suit for Winter

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Original oversized men’s suit from Vinnies Warragul op-shop; red sling bag from op-shop; sporty white cropped top, and gold-hooped earrings both from Kmart; boots from Dr. Martens.

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Lately, I can’t get enough thinking about those unwanted men’s suit hanging around the local op-shop and seems no one wants to have them. I am quite sad seeing the same pairs and not getting attention. 

It took me a couple of weeks to decide what will I do with an oversized men’s suit, without fully disassembling all the parts and pieces, and turn them into a new look (I admit I wasn’t in that mood for more serious scrutiny). 

One day, I decided to just grab the suit and see what will I do with it. 

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I found this oversized men’s suit from Vinnies Warragul op-shop for an unbelievable price of S1.00 – no wonder I got so excited taking it home! The fabric is all intact – no scratches or any damages.

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I decided to just leave the blazer alone and not make any alterations. After all, the androgynous look is on-trend recent, and this blazer would be perfect for that styling. 

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So, I focused on the pants and made a few alterations. I decided to cut it, and add an elastic on its waistband, without destroying the seam. 


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For the final touch, I sew the hemline as neat as possible.
Well, it seems my plan turned out pretty good.




Check the final look!


A picture containing grass, tree, outdoor, person

A picture containing grass, tree, outdoor, person
A picture containing grass, tree, outdoor, person
Original oversized men’s suit from Vinnies Warragul op-shop; red sling bag from op-shop; sporty white cropped top, and gold-hooped earrings both from Kmart; boots from Dr. Martens.

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Hope to get several oversized men’s suits in various fabrics and colors to add to my closet!

What do think of this project?




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  1. I love what you did to this suit. It's super cute! I'd rock it.

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    1. Thank you dear! This is a well-made suit and it would be shame not appreciated.

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  2. WOW. Super cute. These changes really revived a suit that would have gone to waste.

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    1. Yes! The leftover fabric will be use for the next project. No waste indeed!

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  3. That is such a super cute look! I love the oversized top with the shorts. Great job!

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  4. I super love what you did with it. The shorts are fabulous and you rock the DMs!

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    1. Thanks, May! I'm thinking of looking for more old suits to upcycle.

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  5. I wish i have your talent! I've been wanting to learn sewing but no luck. Love how the suite turned out. It's so fashionable.

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    1. I learned sewing using the manual way (needles and threads) and from there, upgraded to sewing machine. Just have patience.

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  6. Oh, wow, that is so cute, you are not just a very creative person, but resourceful as well. I liked how it turned out!

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  7. What a great idea, Blair! That suit looks upgraded and it's something that you can wear as a casual getup. Ang galing mo talaga, sabi sayo you should put up your own fashion shop. Something for ladies but I hope you would also include a men's line.

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  8. Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. Slay my queen!

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  9. Very clever idea. You give a new look to an old, plain suit.

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    1. Thanks Ramil! I have three more suits waiting for my magic :)

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  10. I think the short suits look so nice. I'm too old to rock one now but I still love the look.

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    1. Thanks dear! I'll try to look for other suits in different fabric. Men's suit are the best.

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  11. Incredible. You just made a tux sexy for women!!! I love it!

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  12. 1 dollar?! for an oversized suit with trousers? OMG! You know, that costs at least 4 to 5 dollars here in the PH, and the fact that it came in a pair that you can customize is such a steaaaal~~~!!!

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    1. I know right! Actually, this suit is originally came from a known Australian tailoring brand called Fletcher Jones, and their suits are always on-point, with estimate price of $300 the cheapest. Getting this for a dollar from a charity shop is totally dope!

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  13. I love everything about this as you nailed it again!!! Pangarap ko pa naman mag suot ng ganto pa office ganun. Kaso di ako nag ooffice haha

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    1. No one goes to the office anymore, lol WFH is the new trend! Cheers!

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  14. I like what you have done with the suit too. I'd wear it too! You have given me some ideas!

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    1. If you have old office suits, you can also thrifted it like this :)

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  15. Yay for this! I've been reading your blog for sometime and I am always amazed by your ideas and how you worked them to be "outputs." Ako kasi, puro idea lang. hihi.

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    1. hahaha, its okay we always start on small ideas.

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  16. Smart rework and love the beautiful proportions. Thanks a lot for sharing with us the photos!

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  17. Whew! Way to go, girl! You did a fantastic job on this project. It looks casual but still formal and decent enough for the board-room!

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  18. This is genius! Such a good idea and a great way to create a cool suit look x

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  19. That's really fashionable, from large size to fit into you, congrats

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    1. This suits looks so gorgeous and needs more love.

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  20. WOW! I love this! How cool!

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