Blue Silk Recycled jacket
Fully reversible jacket made from a vintage kimono . One off unique beautiful item.
I made this as part of a sustainable fashion project I have named ' Waist Knot ' . Which is a play on the saying 'waste not want not ' all of the items in the collection have been recycled from vintage kimonos which for one reason or another had reached the end of their usefulness in that form. I collected , unpicked and washed all the kimino fabric myself and can guarantee its authenticity. The term ' Waste knot ' also refers to the wrap belts that feature in the collection as one of a series of unique multi sizing techniques I have used to further increase the sustainability of these items.
This jacket is completely reversible, and fastens with buttons either way. It can easily change size by cinching in the tie belt . It will fit you if you are uk size 10 to a uk size small 16. the models shown are sizes 10 and 14 respectively . The belt is long and generous , and will tie twice around the waist and finish in a bow.
bust 44 (112cm )
waist 42 (107cm)
drop shoulders 22 inches across (56cm )
length from lower edge of neckline at centre back to hem 25 inches (64 cm )
The beautiful vintage silk fabric is shades of blue and turquoise , The jacket has been adapted from the original kimono without changing the style too much. it has had a frill sleeve added. The stunning original cotton lining is intact and I've taken great care so that it is completely reversible. It is a unique and lovely light weight jacket style top which looks great on both models despite their size variation. without the belt it has a nice boxy but tapered shape which is also flattering in its own right.
The fabric is in very good condition despite its considerable age , and has no noticeable marks on the blue side , and a barely noticeable discolouration on the patterned side . The photos have not been retouched so please inspect carefully , and message me for any more information you require