Last night, I finished the jacket and I am so happy with the results.
While this jacket certainly isn't for everyone, it has everything I was wanting it to be.
It will be a great jacket to wear with jeans and can even be dressed up for a more formal look.
Really, it can - believe me.
And it is unique.
Made from two repurposed men's shirts, a length of vintage kimono fabric (sleeves) and a few kimono scraps.
Salvaged buttons and the only new item is the red lining.
This fall, there is a retirement party that I will be attending. It is informal and pirate themed and I think this jacket will be perfect.
This jacket was so fun to make.
I had the best time with it these past couple of days that now I want to make more.
When I was working on the jacket facing, I started to run out of material but I like the pieced mix.
And after I had made the left facing, I noticed a small hole in the stripe fabric that was going to need a patch.
So I figured if I was going to have to patch, I may as well go with an obvious patch and used the heart shaped patch.
The patch just happens to fall right over the heart when wearing the jacket.
A happy accident.
Along the bottom, I used pieces of scrap pieced material that I blogged about here.
I like how nothing goes to waste but it's a love hate thing because I also hate how it's hard to throw out even the tiniest of scraps knowing that I can repurpose them.
Every two weeks, I clean out the studio with the plan to throw out at least one bag to the garbage.
It helps keep control over the mess and I consol myself that even though I am throwing out, I do use and make quite a bit.
Now on the finishing the Chanel inspired jacket that is defying being finished.