This beautiful kimono style jacket is made from repurposed vintage linens. This piece is a beautiful soft light weight cotton. At first I thought it was a tablecloth but because of the weight and softness I now believe it was a bedspread in its former life. The very unique combination of colors and pattern in this piece commanded that its new life be something worthy of it's stateliness. This kimono pattern with its high low hem and face framing collar fit the bill.
The color combination of mossy green and light navy blue highlight the Celtic knots print. I did deviate from the pattern a bit to add two handy pockets on the front. I also fussy cut the open sleeves to have the cuffs be in the mossy green. 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-XL comfortably. As you can see modeled here it fits as stylishly with jeans
as with dress pants.
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.
Nov 3, 2017
Oh my!! .... this is such a special piece ... beautifully made and I just love the creativity ... Thank you for wonderful customer service and sharing your style with someone on the other side of the world ... it was fun watching the jackets path with the tracking ... I just love this jacket and it will be in my wardrobe for many years to come.