Janet Major

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Harris Tweed
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Sustainable Styling  

An example of sustainable styling by ‘reconstructing pieces’.

A Harris Tweed jacket was bought at an antique textile fair. It is amazing condition.

However, the sleeves were too short.

These have now been lengthened, and I have inserted a matching piece of silk in the lining in the lower arm where it will not be seen.

Notice how using steam and a wooden clapper have ‘magically’ taken the fold line away.



The brown leather buttons distracted from the overall appearance of the jacket which was in green and grey hues.


So, two small and three large leather black buttons have been sourced locally (via ebay). In the process the lack of alignment across the front has been corrected. You can just see how the horizontal tweed lines did not match in the original.

This has given a much better overall look and the brown buttons are stored safely for a future project.



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