Hey! Finally, I present you my "bad-ass girl jacket"!
As I told you in the first post about it, I used red suede and beige lining. A choice that I put into questions many times, as it was really puffy when I started sewing it up. But steam is now my best friend, it solved the problem and I’m glad I chose suede!! (part2 with muslin is here)
I LOVE it!
It is not the kind of jacket/windbreaker shape that you can find today, so I needed a (short) time to get used to it, but know I am addicted!
I will probably change only one thing on this jacket : the fact that only a button at the front bottom holds it closed. If you don’t move it’s okay, but I am really not a calm person ^^. Probably snaps, I don’t want to had buttons on this simple front
I took a looooooot of pictures of it, because I am kind of proud of this first jacket I made!! héhéhé!
Here come the pictures!
Don’t look at the remaining thread, don’t look at the remaining thread, don’t look at the remaining thread, don’t look at the remaining thread…………………………………………………………………………. Hey!! I saw you, I said DON’T!
Liniiiing! (and a little of bellyyyyyy too ! ) I almost entirely lined it with machine, and not by hand sewing, and it was waaay faster!
Oh! It’s getting cold!
The neck can be worn up if the weather is too windy. I hesitate to add eyes and hooks as the pattern says to, I don’t know if it is going to be aesthetic :s. You can see the little black buttons on the cuffs too . Too bad I don’t have a close up because they are pretty cute!
The simple black button used for the front.
And the hemlined collar I LOVE topstitching!!! My sewing machine, her, doesn’t like it much, the thickness of the many layers of suede gave her a lot of hard work!
Oh and I have to say the first picture of this post made me laugh a lot because it reminded me of an hum…. elegant 1940s poster :
Yeeeeey now I look like a strange lady who suffers from syphilis and gonorrhea!!! Niiice! hahaha!