Friday, 29 June 2012

Pleather jacket

This jacket had to be completed this week because I'll be making wedding gear for Mum.


So it all started with these gloves.
 Then I road tested this jacket in wool and snake embossed leather.
And now I have the matching pleather jacket for the gloves.
There's a lot of topstitching because the pleather kept billowing out, which is ok if that's the look you want.


This version has the sway back adjustment and it definitely sits much smoother on the back.
The hem and neck edges have 1 row of top stitching.
I just had to add a metal separating zipper from zipperstop.com. The lining was from my stash. Ironing pleather is not an option so I'll need to hang this jacket on the dress form to get the crease lines out of the bodice.
The amazing thing was I didn't mean to finish this in a week. The call to make Mum some wedding clothing came through the week. Each time I sewed up a seam I kept saying 'just sew this seam and do a bit more tomorrow'. But my curiousity about how pleather sews up made me keep doing 'just one more step'. It also helped that we had a raft of home made leftovers in the fridge so I didn't have to make dinner from scratch each night. I think DH kept his approving nods consistent each I time I showed him the jacket's construction. He deserves a beer.

18 comments:

Sue said...

Great jacket! This will be a great addition to your wardrobe. Your pants are also going to be well-used this winter! I admire your industry. I need to apply myself like that more often!

Dilliander said...

How fantastic! Matching gloves and jacket, I'm impressed and the red pleather looks great on you. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment wearing this.

myowninspiration said...

That's is super impressive. I love it!!! Your jacket is very nice. Well done.

velosewer said...

Thanks Sue. Your life seems very busy as it is:)

velosewer said...

Thanks Sandra. All I need now is a matching Vespa:)

velosewer said...

Thanks for that. I still have a minoru in mind...

Sharon said...

Stunning jacket and I'm sure you will get lots of use from it.

Mary said...

OMG, you need to get a scooter and matching helmet. This is phenomenal. I am so grateful to "know" you and be able to see your sewing.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

fantastic jacket - looks great.

Doobee said...

Super jacket for this time of year, and with matching gloves!!! Love it...

BeaJay said...

Your jacket looks very professional - great colour too.

cherrypix1 said...

Looks great! Classic and trendy all in one!

cherrypix1 said...

Looks great! Classic and trendy all in one!

MushyWear said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What an awesome jacket in a HOT color. I love it!

Goodbye Valentino said...

What a beautiful jacket! I never dreamed the test jacket would turn into this one - Wow! I'm impressed :)

Sheila said...

You did an awesome job... Looooove the jacket and looks great on you.

theperfectnose said...

Sweet. Awesome set. You're going to get a lot of comments on the street. Or looks (from those too polite to comment). XD

Alethia said...

I love this jacket! I have some faux leather that I've been wanting to make a jacket and skirt out of, but I wanted the jacket to be a really trendy jacket...love this! What pattern is this?
BTW, yours look really great...and I love those gloves!

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