It was a very soft denim jacket so we decided to convert to a vest. First I had to convince her that I could take out the paisley pattern stitching, so I grabbed my seam ripper and went to work!
After I got all that done (and she was convinced), I cut the sleeves off. I simply cut right along the seam, all the way around.
Ta da! She instantly loved it (the vest, not the taking of the photo)!