Coordinated commercial fabrics along with one of Eileen Gidman's hand (dye) painted fabric make this jacket outstanding. Seamstress Mrs. C, sewed this beautifully designed jacket using a Lorraine Torrence pattern, 'Talk of the Town Patchwork Blouse'.
What fun was had choosing commercial fabrics to complement the rich hand dyed piece of fabric. A harmonious colour scheme (colours close together on the colour wheel) was chosen with the addition of the neutral white which added a light to the value scale. Using the hand (dye) painted fabric as an accent piece made made good use of a small piece of fabric.
The general placement of the fabrics were auditioned before cutting out the pattern pieces. Special attention to sewing details such as decorative button holes, sleeve cuffs lined in turquoise, fabric swatches not only on the front but also the back of the garment put this jacket in a class of it's own.