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Peppermint mag Jacket

Added Apr 19, 2010

by mahaila

Berlin, Germany






After sewing new curtains for my gran, I decided to use the old curtains to sew a jacket.
It turned out ok, BUT I learnt that using old material has it’s definite down sides. Especially curtains which get hit with the sun, Australian sun. Unfortunately some rips started to form and I had to be inventive with interfacing and appliquing. So this jacket is now only pulled out for Sunday brunches and afternoon teas.

I entered a photograph of the jacket into the peppermint magazine ‘( competition ’Fashion for a better-looking world’ and came runner up! So that was the good news.




Garment Type

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    Apr 19, 2010, 06.11 PMby amberlove

    I LOVE the collar and the stripes! Great work

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    Apr 19, 2010, 05.54 PMby bellabongo

    Ladies – Scarlett O’Hara’s mammie would be sooo proud of us! Curtains are an awesome material for just about everything!

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    Apr 19, 2010, 05.04 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    Oh my god. I loooooove that jacket!! I love the detailing around the collar and the back. Yes, please tell us what pattern!

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    Apr 19, 2010, 10.30 AMby feldmantcat

    I love the use of curtains – I made a pair of capris out of an old brocade curtain I found at a thrift shop a few months ago, and I have another curtain in my stash waiting to be made into a dress.

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    Apr 19, 2010, 07.14 AMby micbrown

    Excellent! What pattern did you use? Congratulations on runner up.

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