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Paris Trip 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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What materials did you use? Linen chenille and thai silk lining. I added 3 pairs of stitches covered hook and eye to close jacket up when necessary. 3 cm width of frayed fabric was used for the trim. I joined 2 stainless steel necklaces to make the hem weights. These necklaces cost more than 50% of total cost of jacket material.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use good strong silk for the lining; don't cut cost on the lining because there is so much hand stitching on it, it makes the whole hand stitching journey more bearable! And it forms the most important main support of jacket.

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where did you get your fringe for the trim ? I can never find that !!!!!!!! This jacket is totally YOU !

04/02/2014 Flag

Thanks. The trim was the fabric itself. I cut 3 cm width of manageable length. Fray 1 cm off both sides, leaving middle 1 cm intact. Machine baste (longest stitch) the middle unfrayed 1 cm. Pull to gather to reduce to half the length. I hand stitched back stitches along the perimeter of the middle unfrayed portion onto jacket.

04/04/2014 Flag

Thank you for the Fringe Instruction - you have changed my WORLD !!!!!! Really Professional outcome :-)

04/12/2014 Flag

May I ask where you got the fabric? I wanted to finish my jacket before heading to Florence, but Mood fabrics ran out of what I ordered, I was so sad. I hope you enjoy your trip, you look stunning.

05/03/2014 Flag

I bought fabric in local shop in city Miri Sarawak Malaysia. I don't think they do online business. Yes it was a great trip Paris, Belgium, keukenhof, st moritz, Zermatt & interlaken! Awesome places.

05/09/2014 Flag

if you are in NYC Mendel-Goldber 72 Hester St has the best. Call Alice !

05/14/2014 Flag

Beautiful jacket. Love the trim and lining color. Well done.

05/27/2014 Flag

Thanks

06/15/2014 Flag