The jacket in this upcycle was originally paired with a pencil straight skirt, in the same fabrtic, with a flap hidden slit above the knee. It was a pretty flamboyant suit for a 'consultant' in the career I was building, but a perfect choice for an evening dinner out with a client.
But that was almost 50 years ago. Before upcycling and re-purposing became popular. The jacket, however, was fantastic, and so the ensemble stayed in my wardrobe long after I wore it for business purposes. I simply LOVED it. Could not seem to part with it.
Sew when I started to upcycle and sell my creations at fashion events/shows and street fairs about 15 years ago, I embellished the jacket and made a new skirt to modernize it. Or should I say, bohemian-ize it! I am happy to say that if found a new owner, and that we were both happy with the new arrangements ;-)