This beautiful kimono style jacket is made from repurposed vintage linens. A very special pink linen tablecloth with white embroidery makes the front of the kimono and the back is part of a vintage cream colored lace tablecloth. There are two large triangle pockets with button closures that were made from the surviving matching linen napkins. The sleeves are open as are the sides under them. This structure allows for a flowing line. I was able to retain almost all of the beautiful embroidery keeping it on the shoulders and sleeves. This is a very special one of a kind piece of clothing that I am sure you will love. The style can easily fit from S-1x comfortably.
All vintage linens are carefully washed and stains gently removed. No fully intact unblemished vintage linens were harmed in making this piece.
Vintage style patterns are often used in repurposing the linens.
Some of my thoughts behind my new line, Vintage Linen Rebirth into vintage wear. Often I need to fussy cut the embroidery to avoid stains and holes in the original linens. The majority of the materials used are repurposed from the vintage linen. This style or repurposing existing materials is typical of 1940's wartime scrap aprons.
In the 1940s wartime UK everything was rationed and therefore in short supply. Everyone had to be thrifty and inventive of how to preserve things they had, and also recycle everything to make new things.
Make do and mend were the buzz words of the era, and upcycling and recycling were things everyone did to try and make ends meet.
Aprons were very popular at this time not only could they be made from recycled scraps of material but they also performed a function in that they kept your clothes clean, which meant that your clothes lasted longer.
With that spirit in mind, I am hunting for beautifully embellished linens to give a new life as a vintage style wear. In this quest I will pledge to not harm any vintage linen that is unblemished. I will honor the vintage linen and when it has given its full life in its current form, I will pass on its heritage in a form to be again cherished and loved.
Payments are expected at time of purchase. I do not begin work on custom orders until after payment is received.
My shop is located in Harris County Texas, so if you live in Texas expect to pay sales tax on your purchase.
I ship every day so if you order in the morning it will likely go out that day. Afternoons and weekends shipping is next business day.
Custom orders are shipped within 2-5 days after payment is received unless otherwise indicated in the order approval process.
All sales are final unless the item you receive is damaged . If that should happen please convo me immediately so that I can make things right. If you are unhappy with the item you received please contact me so we can discuss and find a solution.