The Memory Jacket was a hit!
My mother was thrilled with it and spent quite a bit of time trying to identify each of the embellishments.
The center back panel was crazy quilted and heavily embellished. The lower right back waistband has the seven hearts.
The collar detail shows the intricacy of the beautiful pink tatting from The Stash.
Panels below the front jacket pockets were also crazy quilted and embellished. Individual lace motifs were placed on the buttonholes. Vintage buttons replaced the original plain pink buttons.
Lace and other embellishments were also added to the cuffs and lower sleeves.
The seven hearts represent my mother’s ability to cut a pie into seven equal pieces! No small achievement as we were all hoping for that one piece that was slightly bigger!
On the heart furthest to the right is a fly (a button shaped like a housefly). We were forever leaving the door open and “letting in that fly!” She would get the fly swatter and go on the hunt!
There is a pair of scissors above that heart – representing the “good sewing scissors” – which as anyone that grew up in a sewing household knows are the scissors NOT to be used for anything but fabric!
My mother drove a VW bug for years. Snow, ice, blizzards, over hill and dale to college and work. That little yellow VW bug went everywhere! I was thrilled to find a VW charm to add to the jacket.