Hitchhiker's Jacket

Added Nov 16, 2012

by barebear

Kingston, Canada

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Description

This is a jacket sewn using two thrifted jackets. I called the Hitchhiker’s Jacket because I listened to the entire Hitchhiker’s radio play while tracing out the pattern pieces from the magazine, and then watched the latest movie nearly on loop while sewing the jacket together. Since the two are inseparable in my head, I embroidered a babelfish to the collar and named the jacket after the series.

Material Notes

Two thrifted jackets: a Danier black leather coat and a Nygard dark grey wool jacket. Eeking out the pieces needed from the jackets was difficult and I had to get creative with some panels. I used store-bought poly lining in dark green.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Other, Rock
Material
Leather/Fur, Polyester, Wool

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    Sep 6, 2013, 01.46 PMby Occultine

    I wasn’t inspired by the model but your version rocks ! I love that it’s upcycled too ;)

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    Nov 17, 2012, 12.57 AMby Mobycat2k

    Great jacket.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 10.24 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! you made a fab jacket. i love the leather aspects i.ve been refashioning aa well.its good to use thrifted clothes and it helps the charity as well x

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