I searched through my stash of notions and found a roll of navy velvet ribbon so I 'auditioned' it to the jacket:
It seemed to look okay so I decided to use the ribbon to trim the front opening, the pocket flaps and the sleeves. And this is how it turned out:
The effect is not dramatic but I think it gives the jacket a bit more 'life'. Here is how it looks on me after the simple refashion:
|(Yes I'm kneeling on the ground because I can't find the tripod for the camera!)|
Stay tuned for Part 2 when I tackle the long and matronly silk tweed skirt!