Added Jan 21, 2011
This is the first jacket I’ve ever made! :)
This open front jacket was made from recycled leather that was given to me. It is the project I made for week #2 of my 52 Week Wardrobe Refashioning Project on Henthorne Handmade (http://henthornehandmade.blogspot.com) It has since been partially picked apart on the front as I will be changing it into a closed front jacket. I will also be changing the sleeves. (The vest part reflects more light so you can see a difference in the picture. To the naked eye, it isn’t as easy to see the difference.) I will be keeping the tying cuffs, tho. I will be changing the collar, too. It is entirely too small of a collar for a jacket like that. I have a couple other changes planned, too. I made up the pattern as I went along. Not bad for a jacket made from couch leather!
More on this project can be found here:
My best friend repairs furniture for a living. He often gives me large sections of leather and material from couch backs and such. The leather in this project used to be paneled couch, love seat, and chair backs. I had to make up the pattern as I went because none of the pieces were large enough for typical jacket patterns.
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