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Iconic Tweed Remake from Mother's Jacket

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The Iconic Tweed Jacket taught by Lorna Knight

Make a lasting style statement: Sew a couture tweed jacket with an elegant quilted lining, custom trim and weighted chain.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? I took apart and recut a pink tweed jacket that belonged to my mother, who died last year, and used pink silk dupioni for the lining. I crocheted a chain of chenille yarn for the trim, and placed it on top of navy grosgrain ribbon. I used vintage buttons on the pockets.

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What are you most proud of? I made something truly beautiful out of my mother's jacket, which had great sentimental value. I thought of her while I made it, and wearing it feels a little bit like a hug.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The handwork on this jacket takes a lot of time, but it is not difficult. As a beginning sewer, with less than one year of experience, I would say don't be intimidated by the idea of making a couture jacket, as this class makes it easy.

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This is so pretty and tells a lovely story. You should be very proud of yourself. What a great idea to use the chenille trim.

03/13/2014 Flag

Your jacket is beautiful. What a lovely way to make use of something so precious. Your mum would be very proud of you.

03/13/2014 Flag

You did a great job on this jacket. I would have never guessed you'd been sewing less than a year. What a great way to keep your mom's memories alive.

03/14/2014 Flag

Your jacket is a hug. You did a beautiful job on refashioning this jacket.

03/19/2014 Flag