Added Nov 1, 2010
This jacket started out as a frumpy, shapeless Eddie Bauer jacket. When I saw it in the thrift store though, I fell in love with the soft lambskin. I deconstructed most of the seams and reconstructed it so that it fit closely on the body and forearms. It puffs a little on the upper sleeves. I envisioned a little more of a puff, but I didn’t have enough leather.
I used a thrifted silk dress as the lining and a black grosgrain ribbon to bind the bottom. To make the braid, I wrapped strips of the leather around rolled strips of thrifted sweatpants. Then I braided the strips together and added snaps to connect.
I got a little impatient when i was sewing on the braid, so I just used double-sided fabric tape to attach it along the neckline. It’s slipped a little and I need to strengthen it. Overall though, I love how it’s turned out.
Recycled black lambskin, recycled silk, grosgrain ribbon
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