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

05/27/2014 Flag

Thanks

06/15/2014 Flag

Love your trim you made from your fabric but cannot find where you posted instructions!

09/03/2014 Flag

Love your trim but can't find where your instructions are for how you made it!

09/03/2014 Flag

Thanks. For the trim prepare 3 cm width of fabric Length can be variable Fray 1 cm off each edge of width (left 1 cm in the middle) Gather fabric Length to half the original length Hand sew this gathered trim onto jacket using small blanket stitches around the perimeter of base of frays (left right up & down) so that the trim is really secure.

09/05/2014 Flag

this is beautiful --- great job

10/06/2014 Flag