*** sold***This one-of-a-kind jacket is based on the traditional French worker's jacket known as "bleu de travail". The fabric is from a medium weight, crisp, repurposed vintage or antique French linen bed sheet 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 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 bottom of the jacket repurposes the original hand embroidered top of the bed sheet.
There a few very small marks on the wearer’s back right of the jacket.
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.