Embroidered star jacket

Inspired by some beautiful white-on-dark embroideries, I unpicked the lining of a very flattering and comfortable black single-button fabric jacket, to turn it into a wearable star field. I mapped out a star field from Orion near the horizon on the tails, to the pole star on the nape of the neck.

The stars are represented by french knots in a shiny polyester embroidery thread, with size and

approximating the magnitude of each one. The constellations are joined up by a simple running stitch in normal navy blue thread.

I’ve been wearing the jacket a lot since I made it, and it’s always made me smile and got great compliments – when it disintegrates I’ll have to embroider a new one!

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