While I was at the thrift store the other day I saw a not-so -lovely navy blue leather trench coat.
Isn’t she lovely. I have never sewn with leather before, but the leather on this coat is so beautiful and in great shape. I have been craving a cropped leather jacket and this seemed like the cheapest way to get one. So I came home and ripped it apart with my trusty seam ripper. I had to cut a lot of fabric away from the collar. I added a zipper, and took the sholders in quite a bit. I chopped the sleeves off. Then I topstitched around the whole thing which my machine did NOT like.
I LOVE this jacket, there is something about wearing leather that makes you feel really cool and amazing! I am going to use this as my “allready owned piece” for the pattern review mini wardrobe contest. I did this contest last year and had so much fun! I am going to make the following
- Maxi dress out of a big floral in bold fall colors
- Red kind of skinny corduroy pants made with uncut corduroy (love the stuff it is so soft and almost velvety.
- A lace top, I think with some sort of peplum
- A pencil skirt made out of a camel colored knit
I am giving myself an extra challenge this year and drafting all my patterns. I hope it all goes well, I am almost done with the maxi dress so hopefully I can keep on track.