Paint Cloth Jacket
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I made this jacket several years ago. I saw this material – cotton
polyester – in a fabric store. It reminded me of a painter’s drop cloth
but the colors appealed to me and I bought it.
I decided to make myself a jacket using a store bought jacket as a pattern. I felt that the material needed embellishments and now was the opportunity to use the fancy stitches on my sewing machine, which I had never used.
I made an inner lining for the jacket using a heavier material for warmth and then lined it with a coordinating cotton material. I used a faux suede in a contrasting color for the trimming on the neckline, sleeves and pockets and used buttons in a coordinating color.
I enjoy wearing this jacket and get lots of compliments.
Back of jacket
Close-up showing fancy machine stitches
Front of jacket