***Sold*** This one-of-a-kind jacket has a wonderful cut and an interesting silhouette. The light to medium weight crisp white fabric is a repurposed vintage or antique French linen bed sheet purchased in the markets of Provence. The inside collar, centre front of the jacket, and cuffs have a contrasting facing of blue and white vintage or antique repurposed French household cotton.
The wearer's front right features the original hand sewn centre seam of the bed sheet. The loom used to weave the fabric was a meter wide, so hand-stitching was used to join two lengths of fabric together to create a wide enough length of fabric. The hand sewn seam reflects slight irregularities associated with hand sewing. Repeated washings over the years have created a slightly darker tone about 6 mm wide/.25 inch wide running beside the hand stitching.
The front right pocket shows the original hand stitched hem of the bed sheet.
The sleeves are bracelet length and can be worn with the cuff folded up to reveal the contrasting facing. This jacket has one pocket.
The fabric has been pre-washed and will not shrink if washed on cold and hung to dry.
The generous boxy silhouette will fit a range of sizes. Please review the measurements provided (see last two photos for this jacket) to ensure that this would be the right size for you.
The generous boxy silhouette of the jacket will fit a range of sizes. Please review the measurements provide in last two photos to ensure that this would be the right size for you.
Fabrics that are not new linen are listed as vintage or antique as it is difficult to date fabrics and, when sourcing fabric, my focus is on its tactile nature and its reflection of a history of use and/or workmanship.