Victoria Day Bluenose Jacket

Craft & Design

Get a load of this amazing jacket made by Resurrection Fern!

Victoria Day is the traditional beginning of summer in Canada and although the weather was anything but summer like this weekend I decided it was a great opportunity to launch my new ship jacket. The inspiration for this jacket was a famous ship from Nova Scotia , the bluenose…
This is a very inexpensive white linen jacket that I stripped of buttons , shortened the sleeves and removed the epaulets ( never liked these things) . I drew an outline of the ship on the linen, and then started cutting and sewing the ship and its sails using only vintage fabrics from my stash. The only new fabric in this is some small pieces of felt. I added vintage trim, lace, ric rac and buttons. Vintage buttons, how I love thee!!!. The last step and the one that takes the longest is to embroider all the details of the masts and ropes, waves in the water, etc.

Check out the Resurrection Fern blog for many more detail photos and information on the process.

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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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