Monday, 15 July 2013

Peppy's Tassel Jacket

'Tis Monday making time again. Following on from the Peppermint downloaded capelet last week...The latest download over there is this jacket: The Tassle Jacket pattern courtesy of Kiara Bulley from The Stitchery (which also looks like an amazing place). The jacket really caught my eye with the interesting silhouette, and tassels, well, mucho fun and whimsical to boot! Quirky, interesting & snug! and just a wee side note: I dont have nits (as per above) I just love big hair & always dreaming of a fro. kimbra-wannabe-esque? 
It was a pretty mega pattern to stick together, page by page but its worth it! A one size fits all pattern sounds good to me too. There wasn't too much sewing either. Sew the back, sew the sides, joining your facings, attach, buttonhole, et walaah! Oh, wait, followed by a lot of hand sewing to anchor the facings inside - But as a bit of a sewing nerd, I sew love hand finishing garments. Curling up to it on my lap on the sunny window seat, or evening by the fire is a nice way to add a little extra love to a garment made by HAND. We went on a lil prowl through town to find a posse for photos... with the pre-requisite: colourful 'urban' backdrop please. What do you think? Red or Purple?
Garment Deets:
Vintage wool Salvation Army Margan Ave $3 (Labelled: Alliance Textiles NZ Ltd - thats vintage yea!)
* Beads and blue wool for tassel from "cant remember" opshop $2 (stash busting?)
* Button, handmade by a local potter in Titirangi $2 (she uses her scraps to make the BEST buttons)
Total Recycled: 100%  
Total Price: $7
This Jacket has potential to be pretty versatile I think. I could see it in a lightweight floral cotton thrown over togs at the beach, perhaps with shells & feathers instead of the tassel on the rear. Or even more urban...denim. Reworked. Jeans with pockets and faded patches all over. Yes. Im gonna enjoy this.
Styled: Casual Quirk Urbane... Jean tights NOT JEGGINGS these are FROM THEE actual 80's, NOT SUPRE! woollen blanky armwarmers made by me, and op shopped black cardi, mens bobby socks & white vinyl kicks. Boom!

2 comments:

  1. Loving the purple, sweet photos and even sweeter jacket! I love it x

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