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 purchased in the markets of Provence.
The centre back of the jacket 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 wider length of fabric. The seam reflects the slight irregularities typical to hand stitching.
The small and simple hand stitched monogram “MD” is at the centre back hem of the jacket.
The bottom hem of the jacket and the top of all three pockets use the original hand stitched hem from the top and bottom of the bed sheet.
This jacket is a ratatouille designs size medium. It typically would fit someone who is a size medium or large. 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.