The Daylily Jacket comes in four colors and two lengths The ‘Jacket’ is approx. 26″ long and the ‘Bolero’ is approx. 20″ long.
The embroidery colors do not change, however the background fabric color, and the 100% Dupioni silk, do change.
The four background colors are:
Pistachio – a pale warm mint.
Honey – a warm pale gold
Cream – the lightest option
Shell Pink – pale creamy pink
The Daylily Jacket and Bolero is a beautiful ‘cut-out’ embroidery jacket using nine warm, friendly colors of silken threads. Different stalks with tumbling combinations of flowers make it an ideal jacket for a spring or summer garden wedding or special occasion.
This original design includes eight different flowers rendered in delicate embroidery. Each side of the front (and both sleeves) are different flowers. The bottom line of flowers are cut out to allow the color of the shell and skirt to appear ‘inside’ the embroidery on the jacket.
If you are not using our matching silk basics for the rest of the outfit, the large number of colors in the embroidery still allow the jacket to work well over mid to light colors in the gold, green and cream families.
The sides, neck band and cuffs of the three quarter sleeve are in 100% Dupioni silk.
The closure is a small hook and eye surrounded by a mixed pair of appliques with pearl, pink and ruby colored glass beads.
The Daylily ‘Jacket’ at approximately 26″ long will cover most of the shell.
The ‘Bolero’ is designed to allow the Valentino Shell to appear below the embroidered cut-out motifs in the Bolero as part of the color story. The Valentino shell is bias cut and crushed for texture and a slight color enrichment. The additional texture and color-play add to the whole look.
Both the embroidery and the jacket design are exclusive to Lee Andersen.
Care: Cover with a damp cloth to press. The silk sides can handle a range of temperatures but the embroidered panels cannot! Do not expose the translucent embroidered fabric to a hot dry iron. It will form a wrinkly hole and be unrepairable without replacing the whole panel. Oh No!
Minor Alterations: Put the jacket on ‘inside out’. Close the hook and eye from the inside. Pin with small gold safety pins along the side seams starting at the high waist. Gently move your arms into a hugging position! Can you still hug? Hugging is going to happen!
It is better to have the jacket a little loose and comfortable to allow free movement. Your friends are going to compliment you on the color and beautiful embroidery and closures. They are not going to be looking at how tight the jacket fits. They will want a hug! A jacket that is too tight can result in creases and folds and ultimately tears (and tears.)