I’ve stayed away from thrift stores because I’ve never expected to find the right size, style and color combination amongst all those one-of-a-kind bargains.  Surprisingly, I’ve found that other women with large breasts have not adopted my thrift store avoidance strategy.  Their experiences plus three other factors have caused me to re-consider:

  1. the potential for extending my clothing budget;
  2. my great dress find at last month’s clothing swap; and
  3. my search for a high quality blazer worth altering and telling you about.

Last week, I entered a thrift store just three blocks from my home and found a high quality blazer worth altering and telling you about for only $19.

I’m not sure what alterations Elena will suggest . . . perhaps narrow and taper the sleeves again?

I’m pleased with the high armholes. I’ll explain the cuffs with another photo below.

I’m very curious to find out if the back can be made more form-fitting.

Here is a closeup of the cuffs. I’d like to have these lopped off to just beyond my wrist bone  so that I don’t have to worry about them becoming un-rolled.

My biggest takeaway from this experience so far: begin with a jacket you already like, not one you have to talk yourself into. Here’s a comparison with the blazer I wrote about last time.

I think you’ll agree that the 100% virgin wool in the new jacket has a much nicer drape.

Look for another report once I take my new blazer to Elena.