This one-of-a-kind jacket is based on the traditional French worker's jacket known as "bleu de travail". The fabric is repurposed from a vintage or antique French hemp bed sheet with beautiful original mending. The sheet was purchased in the markets of Provence.
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 for a bed. The hand sewn seam reflects irregularities associated with hand sewing. The original patch on the front adds detail and interest.
The lower front right has visible mending applied by ratatouille designs.
The back left of the jacket features another beautiful patch.
This jacket is a ratatouille designs size extra small. It typically would fit someone who is a size extra extra small to an extra small. Please review the measurements provided (see last two photos for this jacket) 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.
When I identify fabric content as linen or hemp or a blend I am doing this based on considerable experience and not scientific tests.