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

03/19/2014 Flag

Your pockets are stunning and the whole thing looks great.

11/05/2014 Flag

A lovely story with a very lovely result. xx

04/27/2015 Flag

Beautiful job and a great memory too. Did you do something different with the sleeve head? I like the 3/4 length sleeve. Also, how did you sew the crocheted chenille to the ribbon

07/01/2015 Flag

This is a beautiful jacket. I also especially like the sleeve length. Thank you.

07/03/2015 Flag