Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Woyww - The Jacket That Knew It’s Worth


The Jacket that knew it’s worth
A tale of transformation ………

We sat and eyed each other up for hours

I wanted to splash you with ink
Instead you settled for carefully placed marks
To be stitched into later.

You refused point blank to agree to the fabrics I’d chosen for you

You knew your worth even though I’d only paid £2.49 for you 
in the charity shop

Finally we agreed on some pieces I’d previously made as fabric hangings

Now the stitching can begin
 Now we are journeying together

Work in progress
 Even though you are still having the last word. 

Linking in with 


  1. Wow. Even just the changing of the buttons elevates it, right? This is going to be a project to watch. I envy your fashion flair :D

    Happy WOYWW, in time for a change
    Mary Anne (1)

  2. Wow what a fabulous jacket Lynn and such a bargain too. Love the freshness of the blue buttons and fabric. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #5

  3. I loved the story of you and the recalcitrant jacket - well done for listening to it carefully and not overdoing the embellishing. I can’t wait to see the end product, you always do such interesting sewing!
    Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

  4. That was a great find! The story of you and the jacket was fun! I’d be tempted to do some sashiko stitching on it too but it looks great.
    Take care and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 12

  5. Just back from walking dogs and trying to catch up with some visits. Loving the transformation. Hope you two have a lovely day crafting. Happy creative woyww, Angela x15x

  6. I am sure you and your jacket are going to be very happy! Enjoy the process Happy WOYWW Angela #9

  7. Wow fabulous transformation! Happy woyww Helen #3

  8. Only you could have a conversation with a jacket and come out on top. Great transformation - anything else happening in the sewing room?
    Hugs, Neet 7 xx

  9. Such a great idea. Great way to enjoy buttons I always love the bits and pieces. Have a great WOYWW kind of day. thanks for the visit.

  10. I love this collaboration - this jacket and you - and it seems to be working well!

  11. Wow, what a fabulous transformation - just the embroidery between the buttons changes it drastically but the added textile panels are just stunning. So cleverly and stylishly done, and I love the narrative too!
    Have a great week,
    Diana xx #16

  12. I'm glad you and the jacket came to an agreement. I'm loving what you've done so far, especially those buttons! xxx

  13. I enjoyed the story of your testy jacket but can't blame it for being fussy, it's a little beauty and what a price you paid too. The textile panels are perfect. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #23

  14. What a fun conversation you had with the jacket! I am glad it eventually allowed you to carry out the transformation. This is a fascinating and unusual post!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #13

  15. What great ideas you have - can't wait to see what it looks like once you have worked your fabric magic on it! The perfect little jacket for a transformation too. xx Jo

  16. Love how you have changed the jacket!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Stay safe and keep well!
    Susan #17
    Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

  17. What a magical transformation! I'd have gone overboard and completely ruined that lovely jacket. I love the button change and the subtle patchwork, it looks wonderful with that pretty blue dress underneath it! xxx

  18. Oho yes, very nice! I love it when a piece of clothing stands its ground and knows what it wants! Keep on crafting, stay safe, Happy WOYWW?! ((Lyn))20

  19. Thank you for your visit, Lynn, and for your kind words about my projects, and for your good wishes for our health.

    Shoshi #13

  20. Great change Lyn, did you have that argument over the tone of the white? I often pick stuff and discover that I can match the whites! Your fabric choices were lovely, even if they were rejected, and brilliant that you got to use a previous project, talk about a new life and another life! Loving that new look. I know we don’t wash jackets too often, But be aware that the Distress stain is water soluble won’t you. Wish you lived next door, would be so much easier to absorb your style!

  21. Oh I love what you did with the jacket, great work, it looks beautiful and so unique now. Happy belated WOYWW! October was a busy month, still catching up. Elle #6 this week