Thursday, 27 June 2013
Lilac heart jacket
Middle son who now lives in Vienna was home briefly for a holiday. He had left a lot of stuff behind last year so was sorting what he didn't want/need any more.
This is a white cotton jacket about 4 years old. It was bit grubby so I washed it then chucked it back in the machine with a packet of French Lavender dye. It came out a pretty lilac colour.
It was nice but a bit boring. So I went to my quilting fabric stash and cut out some triangles and used some iron on sticky stuff (loads of brands are available but can't remember which one this is as I've had it a while)
I arranged them in a heart shape on the back of the jacket, inspired by a patchwork pic I'd saved from the net ages ago.
A little pinning and ironing took place, followed by a lot of machine stitching. That took forever as I had to unpick one side of the lining to get access to make the back lie flat for stitching. Each wee triangle (19 of them!!) was a bugger to stitch. And all those thread ends.......
But I'm happy with result. The zips are nylon so remained white but they're a nice feature against the lilac colour.
And the heart turned out great! My triangles moved a little during stitching so the final placement is a bit 'neater' than my original plan.
So for a day's work I have a new jacket that didn't cost me any money. I might put it on Etsy to sell.