The Kermit-Green Jacket
As you all may know, I shop vintage and thrift shops, for fun and style. This green jacket was an item that kept speaking to me during some visits to the local Salvation Army. I initially resisted its advances, because of a case of severe wear along the edges. The amount of time it remained unsold was probably because others were put off by the worn edges as well.
However, I finally gave in and bought it, and figured out this fix, which will give it new life. The fix is to unravel the fabric at the edges, giving the jacket a brush fringe. If this looks familiar, it was inspired by an article I did a while back, in the tailoring series, called “Brush Fringe”.
As you can see in this photo and the next, there’s severe wear along the edges. This photo is the collar/hood area. The collar…
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