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My thrifted 80s suit refashion + how to replace a trouser zip

Confessions of a Fashionista

I’d been on the hunt for a funky retro suit for a while so when I saw this checkered beauty in an online vintage shop I just had to snap it up. Whoa! The shoulder pads are insane, the fit of the jacket is, erm, questionable and the trousers were in need of a new zipper, whew!


  • 1980's suit
  • zipper
  • scissors
  • seam ripper
  • sewing gear
  • iron


Sheri Pavlovic

Sheri Pavlovic is the DIY diva behind the blog Confessions of a Refashionista, the fabulously crafty corner of the internet packed with step-by-step upcycling tutorials for everything from groovy clothing & accessories to funky home decor + a healthy dose of sustainable style inspiration!
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