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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