I attended a training course over 6 weeks which was run by a professional tailor in order to make this jacket. The fabric is a silk tweed, which is a very loose weave. The pattern adjustments were made to fit the client, then the first task was to stabilised with fusible interfacing. Traditional tailoring techniques were used throughout, including horsehair interfacing and pad stitching. Jetted pockets were put in the inside front as well as the outer pockets. Vintage glass buttons and top quality lining were used. The difficulties were that the fabric still wanted to unravel – despite the fusible!
The trousers to wear with this jacket were made in a top quality soft camel hair fabric. Although this fabric is very soft, it was decided to use it for the trousers in order to complete a very unusual outfit.