I'm not actually wearing this out, just wanted to show off my new Lands End x j slim fit Harrington jacket.
This alteration was extremely
easy to do, if anyone has a jacket that's just a bit big in the body and sleeves. I opened a seam in the lining about 4", pulled everything inside out through the hole, (skip the testing phase), sewed new seams up the body tapering to about 1" max at the armpit, up the sleeves tapering back in, trimmed the excess, sewed back on the little tabs that keep the lining stuck to the armpit, and that's it. I still have to sew up the lining where I opened it, but that will take two minutes.
I didn't want to go crazy with it, because I figured I might toss it on over a light sweater. But this definitely makes it less grandpa-looking.
Jay Allen 04101
H&M slimfit shirt
Lands End x j slimfit Harrington (thrift)
Uniqlo ring denim