What to do...................

My Creation

Latest find at the charity shop. A lovely beaded and sequined jacket that has seen better days! The silk is worn and torn in parts but the beading etc is lovely and I would like to save it - any ideas anyone??????
The back is particularly lovely

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Buzyknitting commented on 2010-03-08 17:13:25

How about removing the beaded panels & adding them to a jacket or cardi of yours? Or you could make a beautiful evening bag from the back panel lined with different fabric............ You do find some lovely bits in your charity shop :-) xxx

cfartyabuela commented on 2010-03-08 18:24:16

Julie this is beautiful. Haven't got any ideas for fixing it, but i'm sure you will get plenty you already have one great idea, busymitters wont let you down. Good luck with this one. xxx

mollypops commented on 2010-03-08 18:38:18

hmmmmm!...will need to have think on this one Julie. It's very beautiful so,would be good to try and save it like you said.xx

andie commented on 2010-03-08 19:53:00

what a fab find Julie i look forward to seeing what you do with it

grandmum commented on 2010-03-08 20:35:02

Oh what a stunning find Julie! Absolutely gorgeous. Any chance of some patching and putting more beads on to cover joins(big job)? Would be nice to rescue this jacket but if not then what about using the 'best bits' to make other creations (you've always got LOADS of ideas!) Look forward to seeing what you do with this Jxxx

annarrow commented on 2010-03-08 21:02:10

This is gorgeous, love that beading.i look forward to seeing what you make Julie.

prettypink commented on 2010-03-08 21:36:50

Julie this is gorgeous - cant wait to see what you make from this!!!

tinca commented on 2010-03-09 08:53:27

Oh julie what a find... now what shalll be done to this i wonder... let have a think... all those beads...clutch bags maybe... eilxxx

tinca commented on 2010-03-09 08:54:11

or a nice waist sash.... eilx

CathyH commented on 2010-03-09 09:22:27

Another good find :-) It'll take a bit of stitching time to save it, I think you might need some backing material (black satin/silk) when renovating it and I think it would be a shame to cut it up in my opinion. Is there a lot of torn areas?

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