Michigan USA Member since 9/7/10 Posts: 2125 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 10/2/13 6:09 PM
Oh, I think that's a fabulous find. You could definitely make another coat. Or you could make a vest or cardigan. Scraps would be great for trimming out a cardigan or jacket too.
I would love to see what you make or use it for.
New York USA Member since 8/24/02 Posts: 1210 Skill: Advanced
Date: 10/2/13 9:31 PM
I used to wear my DGM's Persian Lamb jacket c.1930, when I was in school in the 80's, and vintage was weird not cool! My coat eventually fell apart b/c the skin was very brittle. I do not know how to deal with it, just be aware that it could start shredding.
KensingtonCrab South Carolina USA Member since 2/13/09 Posts: 990 Skill: Advanced Beginner
I had my DGM's jacket too! My mother suggested I have it made into a blazer style which I thought was a great idea. DH and I then moved to FL and I had the jacket in my closet for 10 years and never had it cut down being too warm to wear so I donated it to benefit a women's shelter. It was the one item besides a sewing table that I've regretted donating. I guess I feel a little better that it can shed and become brittle with age.
Ontario CANADA Member since 6/22/07 Posts: 803 Skill: Expert/Couture
Date: 10/3/13 1:42 PM
I have created teddy bears for family members as a memory gift. I got soooooo! many orders for others to be recreated, that it became very furry in my work space, and then I was gifted a few more!!!!!!
I just donated the last of the coats to a theatre last winter....They look great on stage!
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