The Iconic Tweed Jacket

Project Description

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. 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.

What you will need

  • Chanel Boucle fabric from Elliott Berman with silk dupioni lining

Q&A with Jstarr4250

Betsyspins asked:
You say that you made the fringe/trim. How did you do that - it really finishes the jacket wonderfully.
Jstarr4250 answered:
Thank you Betsyspins. I've added steps on how I made the trim. If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a note.
isabellagarden asked:
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.
Jstarr4250 answered:
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.
Lynou asked:
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!
Jstarr4250 answered:
Hi Lynou. The fringe assembly is described under the question "What are you most proud of" above. Thanks for asking.
OdetteE asked:
Hi, I love that the neckline has a slight V to it, which pattern did you use? Thanks.
Jstarr4250 answered:
Thank you, Odette. The pattern I used is Burda Style Magazine 02-2013-107.