melissa matson
artisan-dyed fabrics and garments
Jacket - Linen-silk - Black-beige with Teals

The simple design of this crisp linen-silk jacket shows off the complex graphic pattern - the teal colors were dye-painted by hand with a small brush (very time-consuming!). The back features a gently-flounced peplum for wearing ease. The front is boldly asymmetrical - the right side is longer than the left, and either lies flat to fasten at the button or can be folded back onto itself for a wide lapel look, when the jacket is unbuttoned. Techniques: monoprint, meticulous dye-painting. Care: Dry clean only; steam iron if needed.

length at center back - 24.5"
length at center front - 25" (right side), 23" (left)
button closure - 18" down from shoulder
center back to sleeve hem - 31.5"
girth at underarms - 42"
circumference at hem -47"