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jacket from recycled leather

Added Feb 16, 2009

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






A friend gave me her long leather coat. Oversized and shapeless, the garment had been unloved and worn little by two previous owners and was given to me to make bag. Seeing how much leather was in is, I decided to try and make at least one other garment from it as well. I drafted this pattern with a lot of small pieces, so it would be easier to cut it out of an existing garment. I wanted it to have some of the ‘usual’ characteristics of a leather jacket (straight panels, back yoke, zip closure) and some more unusual and feminine touches (collar/neckline, short sleeves).




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    Apr 21, 2010, 10.51 AMby sojo

    very cool. was it difficult to sew leather?

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    Mar 20, 2009, 08.22 AMby foxymissvintage

    totally stunning!

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    Mar 19, 2009, 10.34 AMby anajan

    Stunning piece! Wonderful job, as usual.

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    Mar 14, 2009, 12.42 AMby sambuca

    How brilliant! I love this jacket! It’s so stylish and elegant and trendy all at the same time ! I LOVE IT!

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    Mar 8, 2009, 05.56 AMby medmunky

    Absolutely stunning. I also love the peplum.

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    Mar 7, 2009, 10.10 PMby vintageluvr

    This is awesome! I love it – especially the peplum!

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    Mar 3, 2009, 03.27 PMby soozy

    I like the way you manage to make stunning creations from basis fabrics. The detailing on this jacket is great. I hope one day I will be able to make such strong creations. Than you for the inspiration ;)

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    Feb 18, 2009, 03.17 PMby themisstress

    Fantastic job! I’ve made recycled leather stuff before but it’s always a pain to sew. Any top tips?

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    Feb 16, 2009, 04.41 PMby nazlin

    Really nice! How much do you want for it? ;)

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    Feb 16, 2009, 03.51 PMby auntchelle


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    Feb 16, 2009, 02.42 PMby genevievelisecasey

    Yeah that is the cutest thing I have ever seen.

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    Feb 16, 2009, 01.34 PMby effervescence

    Oh!! i’m envious!!!!
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    Feb 16, 2009, 12.15 PMby queenb

    ok, I’m officially jealous now! :)

    Gewoonweg prachtig!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 11.28 AMby arete999

    OMG!!!Great jasket!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 11.06 AMby meseide

    This jacket is gorgeous! I love all the details and you did an amazing job, it’s so neatly made…

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    Feb 16, 2009, 10.18 AMby ichigogirl

    Oh, so cool…

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    Feb 16, 2009, 09.55 AMby polychromatin

    Amazing what you got out of an old coat, looks great! I would totally wear this!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 09.50 AMby ophelia83

    That’s so wonderful! I’d love a pattern if possible, I have one of those unloved leather jackets lying around too, maybe it could be recycled too:-)

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    Feb 16, 2009, 08.39 AMby elainemay

    sigh… lauriana, these new pieces are amazing. totally wearable and yet with so many unique and creative details. beautifully designed and beautifully made— i think you need to start considering upgrading to “expert” :)

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    Feb 16, 2009, 08.32 AMby kleinfee

    Your latest three creations are totally unique wonderful and perfect done!! Wow! Love them all!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 08.09 AMby redmage0011

    I really REALLY like your interpretation of the leather jacket. This jacket is SO HOT!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 08.04 AMby lybu

    Absolutely gorgeous

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    Feb 16, 2009, 07.51 AMby redoubt

    Awesome! I want to do something like this, but I haven’t had the guts yet.

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    Feb 16, 2009, 07.49 AMby sewdelightful

    Fantastic! I never would have guessed it came form a recycled coat. looks like it was store bought :)

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    Feb 16, 2009, 07.00 AMby carottesauvage

    Amazing! Every dominatrix ought to have it!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 06.54 AMby kora-bean

    Yeeeow! That is hot. Nicely done.

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