Friday, 11 May 2012

Leather Jacket display BWOF 10-2009-126

Thank you for the kind comments regarding my unfinished SWAP. Due to the vigilance and  excellent memories of my sewing compatriots, I realised that despite my lack of sewing, I have vital blogging to finish - I had not written a boastful finished object post about my leather jacket! What an oversight.
I felt that my main reason for lack of posting was that I had written so much about the jacket in construction post one and construction post two, that you would all be sick of hearing about it, but after the rush photo job this afternoon before the light faded completely, now feel that no mere point and shoot job can do my leather jacket justice. I will post about it anyway, but assure you that it looks better in real life - and when I haven't been at work all day.
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I think I will mostly wear the jacket open, for both climate and sartorial reasons.
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I like the cuff zips, but wish the photo was of the other one, which is neater. Fortunately I have almost forgotten the trickiness of the topstitching.
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The jacket has a lot of movement room for such a stiff construction material, and close fit.
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My favourite part is the secret embroidered pocket and silk lining.
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I am very glad that I gave into my strange impulse to make this jacket in high summer. I now have an excellent winter jacket as the cool weather starts, timed nicely with the later phase of "Isewedititis", where I have considerable trouble remembering the many imperfections from my construction.
I wonder where I have put that red suede?



24 comments:

katherine h said...

You must be so proud to get such a superb jacket out of a tricky project. You will be wearing this for years and years. Sewing leather is something that I have not tried yet.

Sue said...

Fabulous!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautiful jacket!

Karin said...

The jacket is drool-worthy.
When you look close up at expensive RTW, it has all the same imperfections too, so I wouldn't give it a second thought.
Clever you to get ahead of the seasons!

pdiddly said...

that is one fabulous jacket - as I mentioned before I have some sued that I am trying to be brave enough to cut into - but there will be definitely a muslin first in something as close to sued as I can find

liza jane said...

I can't believe you top stitched leather. Love this so much!

Sewing Geek said...

Beautiful jacket! What imperfections? I don't see any!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Well done! Love all those zippers and the fit/construction are superb. Time in the Magic Closet is important for tricky projects. The longer I take between making a piece and blogging it, the less I am obsessed with its imperfections (though I forget critical details, so it's a balance!).

shams said...

I am sorry you missed the swap!!! I feel for you.

But that jacket is PERFECTION!!! Wow, it's just gorgeous in fit, detailing, everything.

That must be some consolation. :)

Marie said...

The jacket is fabulous. All the details look perfect to me.

Mary Nanna said...

It does look amazing and I'm glad we got to see it at last. I would love to make a suede jacket but am wondering if I could ever keep it clean, seeing as though I don't actually suit dirt brown..

Great job, worth the effort, it looks very nicely made.

Carolyn said...

Highly deserved boasting; this is a magnificent piece and looks very professionally finished! I am completely in love with your jacket, and am envious of your fantastic sewing skills!

Jane M said...

Fantastic jacket! I enjoyed reading about it along the way. Enjoy this beauty for many years.

Gail said...

You really did a great job on this jacket. It is fabulous and you'll be wearing it forever.

blauraute said...

Beautiful jacket. You must be proud and proud and proud to get such a gorgeous leather jacket.
Have a nice day
Roswitha

Steph A said...

It's sensational, I'm gob-smacked with how amazing it turned out, and the lining....mmm, sumptuous!

Gabrielle said...

I keep returning to this post - I have nothing original to comment, but I just wanted to say I absolutely adore your jacket. It's simply stunning - what a feat!

Catherine said...

Very beautiful jacket. The fit looks great. I have always failed miserably when trying to make something out of leather. Thank you for commenting on my blog

Paola said...

Wow. That jacket is the business.

Scruffybadger said...

Oh my word! You made THIS leather jacket?!! I am in awe!! I would be super nervous to sew leather, and for you to make someting that looks so great, fits so well out of a material that is expensive & tricky - WOW!

theperfectnose said...

That is awesome! Right, now you need a motorbike yea? Preferably with a suitably clad adoring hunk you can clutch while squealing down the freeway at 110 XD

Joy said...

I am glad to see the final product post. It's a beautiful jacket and I hope you get a lot of wear out of it. Isn't it nice to take a break from thinking about a project; then when you come back to it you can just enjoy the job well done instead of the pains it took to get there (well, mostly). Kind of like childbirth, hehe.

Vicki said...

Wow, that is so good. You will wear it forever!

Sharon said...

Amazing jacket it looks fantastic on you. Thank you again for detailed posts about this jacket, they will be so handly when I finally bite the bullet.