Once upon a time I mentioned a piece of heavy blue linen dropped into my lap. My plan was to have the alchemist convert it into an odd jacket in time for the Easter bunny. One thing led to another, and it was several months before we connected.
Connect we did though, and once again he has worked his magic. Earlier this week I paid a visit for the last fitting. Here is what I found. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...
Single button, patch pocket, side vent, 2 button cuff, peak lapel. A hybrid mix of formal peak lapel, and casual open patch pockets.
The sleeves need to be shortened, and I changed buttons at the last minute from brass and blue to something that matches the material. The lining which I forgot to snap is an old silk escape map.
The jacket will be ready Thursday so I'll include lining photos next Friday.
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