Added Feb 13, 2013
Falkirk, United ...
Chanel style jacket in Linton Tweed in shades of brown, navy, purple and camel.
I wear navy such a lot to work but there are so many shades it’s impossible to get a match. This fabric works well as a contrast with most navies and browns and is so useful! I cropped the jacket to just below waist and the sleeves to 3/4 length. The lining is purple, lightweight and I added slim shoulder pads to add a little extra dimension. This is quite a busy tweed for me so to trim I used the selvedge around the neck, the front edges and the cuffs so there’s not too much going on.
I am lucky enough to have a box containing literally hundreds of little antique buttons which I fell heir to from my grandmother’s stash many years ago. They are incredibly beautiful and intricately made. I believe they were meant for boots or gloves in Victorian times. Anyway there are some sets, some pairs and just some odd ones but they are all lovely. I decided to just add two to each of the little pocket flaps as an extra touch.
Linton Tweed with acetate lining. Trim in tweed selvedge. Buttons from collection.
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