work in progress
actually it's more like in the planning stage
A great vintage wool sporting coat found for $3.00 at the thrift store.
It is fine as it is but I think it can become even better in its new reworked life.
The jacket as it is now hits me mid thigh and is just too big and bulky.
A heavy coat is not needed for my winters but a medium weight jacket is nice on cool mornings.
The wool is incredible in a black to grey and burgundy red complete with original leather covered buttons. The button will be reused on this jacket.
Here are the plans in order to remake this jacket.
-remove the thick quilted lining
I will reline the jacket probably in a silk, mabye a fun color or pattern.
-cut off a significant portion of the bottom
I will save this wool to maybe add pockets or detail when finishing.
If not, it will find its way into another project.
As you can see there will be quite a bit of scrap fabric left over.
Above is a rough pin up alter of what I think I may do with this jacket.
I photoshopped the bottom button off.
Too bad photoshop doesn't work in the sewing room, I will have to think of how to remove and patch the bottom buttonhole.
Would love to hear if anyone has ideas on that fix.
-remove shelves and take in the shoulder as the sleeve cap is off my shoulder about 2 inches.
-taper the sleeve in towards the bottom and take the hem in the sleeve about 3 to 4 inches.
-new silk lining to replace the quilted lining.
when I remove the old lining, there will probably be other minor altering that will be needed.
I am still thinking about the collar - to leave it as is or remove it and make a layered fringed edge collar or maybe a standup tab type....there will be plenty of left over cut off fabric to do either.
Or maybe some other interesting collar treatment, the possibilities are just forming in the back recesses of my mind.
The look I think I am going for is a cropped boxy just below the waist jacket.
Also, I am keeping the really neat vintage label and will sew it back on the new lining.
and now for something I know everyone would enjoy
another yummy recipe from "The Village Bakers Wife
They turned out perfect and when I turned my back someone had gobbled them up.
Good thing I secretly put a plate of them in the freezer.