A Maximal Jacket

I want a jacket like this! The photo is from a Facebook ad for a quilt exhibit. Does anyone know where to find/buy something like this?

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  • replied 1 year ago

    So colorful! Not sure where to find similar, but I think something like this would work well with your style.

  • chewyspaghetti replied 1 year ago

    My guess is that she made it herself because the fabric looks like the kind you find at quilting shops.

  • peacechick replied 1 year ago

    Try Etsy? There are all kinds of rainbow handmade or vintage jackets and cardigans on there.

    This one has a slight resemblance to the effect of the fabric in your picture (although the modelling makes me scratch my head):

    I also think these two pieces are fabulous:

  • Sterling replied 1 year ago

    That jacket is beautiful.  I could certainly see you rocking it!!!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 1 year ago

    No Idea where to find something similar, but hoping you succeed as it would be great for you.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you for your suggestions and peacechick for the links. Kris, I think you are right that a quilter made the jacket. I like the texture as well as the style and colors.

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    It definitely looks handmade, as an art piece. I wonder if in the ad this is the quilter of the quilt behind her. If you really wanted something like this, or this very one, you might sleuth a little. If you can find out who the quilter is, contact her, and find out if she makes jackets to sell. I used to go to a quilt show every year and they always had a fashion show. The garments were definitely maximal.

  • always trying replied 1 year ago

    See if there is a quilt guild in your area.  They may have some people in the guild who make wearable art and would be happy to make you one. also inquire at a local quilt shop if there are any in your area.  I used to be a quilter and went to lots of quilt shows. I remember an annual in San Diego that we attended a few times and they always had a wearable art display.  jackets are a very common item at these. I was never good enough or clever enough to make  a jacket like that.  I did make a patch sweatshirt with lots of fancy thread and stitching that was interesting.  Never actually wore it though as the inside was scratchy.

    I can see why you like this one. It is unique and very pretty. 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    JAileen and always trying, thank you for the ideas for finding someone who might make one for me. I have a friend from highschool who likes to quilt small items. I will email her the photo and see if she will do it. What I want is wearable art.

  • Deborah replied 1 year ago

    Joy, Motto (Aust label) had a jacket very much like this last year. I don't know if there are any still around but I could try and find out:)

  • kkards replied 1 year ago

    joy, this looks like something that often turns up in museum gift shops and catalogs.
    love the bright colors with the black stripe, which seems to ground it without taking over.

  • Fannieprl replied 1 year ago

    That looks like an IC jacket to me.  They frequently do the off-center close and colorful fabrics. I looked at their current lineup and didn't see it, but here's a link.


  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    Fannie, I think this might be it. I never noticed this company before. I really like it!


  • Fannieprl replied 1 year ago

    Fantastic! It was the style that gave it away.  Glad to help. Now you must buy it and model it for us. 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Fannie and JAileen. That looks very close. Unfortunately it looks like the smallest size will swim on me ( 40 bust measurement?!), but I may need to try it anyway.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Deborah, does Moto fit a 32/34 bust? I'm not at all curvy. If they would fit, I am interested.
    Kkards, I will look at what is available in museum store online. Thank you for the tip.

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