|I thought the industrial background would suit the edgy rocker vibe of the jacket.|
I used a piece of boucle fabric from my stash (roughly 90cm and just enough for this project, I always love that) as well as the remnants of these leather pants. I made a muslin and took it apart to then baste the pieces to the wrong side of the boucle as an interlining (by hand). It really helped to stabilize it (combined with some iron on interfacing I've applied to the facings) and during the last few days I've been appreciating the additional layer to provide more warmth a lot.
The lining is just some cotton shirting from my stash, I decided to not use any polyester lining ever again, so cotton it is. The only things I had to buy were the front zipper and the snaps, still 17€ just for those. Made me appreciate my stash even more.
The pattern is by Burda, as usual, I think the December issue 2009. I changed a few details but mostly I just went straight for the pattern. The fit was quite good to begin with, even though I still haven't figured out my exact size. It only took some minor adjusting.
I was slightly affraid of the snaps but inserting them worked like a charm. Also the leather wasn't as painful to work with as I was expecting. Yeah, I broke 5 needles during this project but I don't mind.
|Channeling my inner "Germanys next topmodel", as in the latest episode the contestants were challenged to show fear during the photoshoot. What do you say?! Nailed it!|
I have to say I'm all around pleased with how it turned out, it really is one of my favorite things I've ever made and I've been wearing it loads.
A penny for your thoughts. Have a nice weekend everybody and thanks for reading.