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Three stage jacket

6 Apr

Three stage jacketThree stage jacket

“I call this my three stage jacket. It began about forty years ago as a very slim waistcoat that was given to me. So I put a knitted panel into the back just to be able to fasten it together at the front, you see. And then about fifteen years ago I started going to sessions of an international folk dancing group in Chorlton, near Manchester. So in order to have a jacket appropriate for the Balkans, I added sleeves, a collar and some trimmings. And then, only about five years ago, I became a bit too big to button it up so I added latchets across to it, you see, and that’s how it is at the moment.»

 

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