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The Iconic Tweed Jacket

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Vogue 7975

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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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Chanel Boucle fabric from Elliott Berman with silk dupioni lining

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What are you most proud of? The self made fringe and three piece layered trim. This was made by first using 1/4" Wonder Tape to secure the faux leather trim to the petersham ribbon. I then cut boucle fabric strips 1 1/2" wide and centered the ribbon/faux leather, attaching by machine stitching along each edge. At this point the yarns were pulled from each edge of the boucle all the way to the row of machine stitching in order to create the fringe on either side. The completed trim was hand sewn to the jacket and pocket edges.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? 1. Time spent fitting your muslin properly is well spent. 2. Use the best materials possible...it truly does make a difference in the final result. 3. Follow all Lorna's instructions with no shortcuts and you will be thrilled with your jacket.

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Wow... i mean really: WOW!! Sorry JStarr but I don't know where to look for your steps on the trim. Don't know that I have your patience, but would love to see how you created it. Thanks!

12/07/2014 Flag

Hi Lynou. The fringe assembly is described under the question "What are you most proud of" above. Thanks for asking.

01/18/2015 Flag

Like the other comments: WOW ! Congrats ! Where did you buy your faux leather trim ?

01/12/2015 Flag

Thank you! The faux leather trim is from M &J Trimming' online store.

01/18/2015 Flag

This is FANTASTIC!!! I love it!!

07/23/2015 Flag

This is exquisite! You really have an eye for fabric and design.

11/25/2015 Flag