Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mama's Jacket

Don't you love rescuing linens, hankies, and lace from flea markets? Ah! but what to do with these treasures? This purchased fleece cardigan was perfect for adding some of my finds. One of the reasons I was determined to learn to shuttle tat was to STOP buying every piece of tatting that I found. The tatting that is added to this jacket for my Mother are pieces that I tatted. The silk flowers are from stems that I took apart. They are held in place with vintage mother-of-pearl buttons. The magnolia on the right front is appliqu├ęd fabric. The lace doilies were free motion stitched to the cardigan with invisible thread. I didn't want to cut the hankies for the pockets - so they are folded over the edge of the pocket top and held in place by buttons. It is so "crusty" people stop her when she wears it to get a closer look : )


  1. Wow. What some fantastic ideas. Clever, clever, clever. Lucky mum too.

  2. This is pretty! I love the pocket!