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! :P
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! :P
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!