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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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I wish you could give instructions on how you did that trim. Very well done. I'm just starting Lorna's class and I'm thinking a fringe trim is the way I'd like to go.

05/27/2014 Flag

Thanks Isabella. I've added steps on how I made the trim. If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a note.

05/30/2014 Flag

Thank you so much for adding the info about how to make a trim like yours. It is really kind of you.

06/06/2014 Flag

Thanks so much for sharing this. It is really fabulous and the trim is amazing

10/30/2014 Flag

Wow is all I can say. This jacket is perfect.

11/12/2014 Flag

I love this one!!!

11/18/2014 Flag