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I made a jacket, especially to wear to ScotMoot.

More pictures behind the cut:

(Click on the thumbnails for a closer look.)

Here's a back view:

The jacket is made from recycled denim jeans and remnants, in a simple self-made dropshoulder pattern, with extra pockets. I backed fabric with freezer paper in order to be able to print the images from my computer printer. Calligraphy is done with either fabric paint or permanent markers.

Here's another back view:

This is the left front pocket. The quotation says, "For two more nights they marched on, climbing steadily but ever more slowly as their road wound up into the hills and the mountains towered nearer and nearer."

This is the pocket flap on the right front pocket:

And a close-up; you can read the quotation here:

And here's a close-up of the back center panel; the quotation is Bilbo's song, "The Road Goes Ever On", and the words are "hope", "friendship", "endurance", "LOVE" and "courage:

Here's the front again:

That's a commercial iron-on embroidered patch of an eagle, and the quotation, which I embroidered over by hand, because the calligraphy did not show up well, is the verse the Eagle sang in Minas Tirith.

Thanks a lot, [livejournal.com profile] danachan for helping me get these up!

Date: 2007-11-12 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allisona.livejournal.com
Wow, that's an amazing jacket! What a wonderful project!

Date: 2007-11-12 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gentlehobbit.livejournal.com
Wow. That is a beautiful jacket. You're so creative! I love the pictures and quotations, and I love the different blues you used.


Date: 2007-11-12 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
That's really great.

Date: 2007-11-12 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frodobaggins252.livejournal.com
totally fabulous -- you're very talented :)


Date: 2007-11-12 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
Wow, that's amazing! I'd love to see it in person.

Date: 2007-11-12 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poppymuddyfoot.livejournal.com
Fabulous! You are so talented! I wish I could do caligraphy like that. It's a really gorgeous jacket. You did a marvelous job!

Date: 2007-11-12 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] obeliamedusa.livejournal.com
That is so cool! *admires*

Date: 2007-11-13 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-o-r-h-a-e-l.livejournal.com
This is cute! :D

Date: 2007-11-13 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aredhelebenesse.livejournal.com
That's really beautiful!
Some 20 years ago I had a matching dress to your jacket, just without the main part of course, the beautiful Shire pictures and calligraphy.
You did such a great job! :)

Date: 2007-11-13 12:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] claudia603.livejournal.com
Wow that's really beautiful!

Date: 2008-04-03 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] periantari.livejournal.com
awwww that's awesome! I love that jacket and the selection of quotes! :D Are you making more and selling them? Great job in making it!
♥ hobbits ♥

Date: 2010-06-13 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparksflyout.livejournal.com
Oh, wow. Incredible!
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