Ellen Jacket - repurposed vintage French linen-size regular-(style 01)

This one-of-a-kind oversized jacket has a wonderful cut and an interesting silhouette.   The light to medium weight fabric is a repurposed vintage or antique French linen bed sheet purchased in the markets of Provence.

The wearer’s lower right of the jacket and the two front pockets feature 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 beautifully hand embroidered original monogram AR is on the wearer’s lower right back.

The sleeves are bracelet length (see measurements to confirm)

The fabric has been pre-washed and will not shrink if washed in cold water and hung to dry.  When ironing this jacket do it with the monogram face down on a terry cloth towel.  This will maintain the depth/fullness of the embroidery.

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.

All fabrics that are not new linen are listed as vintage or antique as it is difficult  to accurately date fabric, and when sourcing fabric, my focus is on its tactile nature and its reflection of history of use and/or workmanship.