So, here's my first piece of outerwear for the season and it's also a tutorial!
I cut the size 16. It's a little roomy, but that's okay. It'll fit fine over sweaters. Muslins made with muslin fabric never cuts it for me. I have to go through the entire process... wear... live with it and then decide if I actually enjoy the fit. The real test of a jacket is IF I can comfortable drive in it. Can I reach in the back seat without feeling restricted. So, time will tell on this one.
And that's why I made it in a faux leather. Granted, this isn't a cheap faux leather, it's a good one. I've used it for my gold jacket and these brown leather jeans. I've bragged on this fabric before... it's amazing. It feels like lambskin. It's buttery soft.
The zippered sleeves are one of my favorite details. It's what I regret most about my gold jacket. I wish I'd added this detail.
And most of all, I love the quilted details. This was the first time I've ever done a detail like this before. Not only do I love the way it looks, it was fun to create.
I was inspired to create my own tutorial for this jacket because I genuinely think it's a good pattern. But it's pretty restrictive without any type of visual instructions. You have to be really experienced to tackle this on you own. So, that's why I created this tutorial to inspire others to stretch their sewing abilities and try some techniques they perhaps have never done. So, I hope you give it try and learn some new things!
You can get it here!
Great minds think alike! I'm just beginning a moto jacket project for my daughter. It'll be made of a crushed velvet for a holiday ensemble including a sparkly knit tee dress. I'm planning on using MimiG's Simplicity pattern for both pieces. I've long had my eye on that Stylearc confection, Erica! You've convinced me that I need that pattern, so it's going (back) on the acquisitions list.ReplyDelete
After I get everything made up for DD, I'll likely be back and check out the tutorial. Judging from your YouTube videos, I know I'll learn a lot. Thanks for doing it!
Oh yes. That jacket is FABULOUS! As usual. :-)
Thank you so much! I appreciate it!Delete
It's gorgeous. I had making one my list every year too. You did a fab fob.ReplyDelete
Thank you Renee!Delete
JOB. Fab job 😄ReplyDelete
Got it! 😂Delete
Erica this is just too good! Your attention to detail is superb. You've inspired me to get moving on one.ReplyDelete
You should! Such a great wardrobe addition! Thank you Dei!Delete
Erica, I think this jacket looks totally terrific. I have question that you might be able to answer: I like stylearc patterns and they are fine for someone with sewing experience. Being a guy, sewing patterns are few and far between. I have used stylearc in the past to make myself trousers with good success. I wanted to find out is this pattern adaptable for a man? The jacket looks form fitting so if you want more room you would have to go up in size. I would love to make this jacket for myself even get the same fabric you used. What do you recommend?ReplyDelete
Congrats on the launch of your tutorial. I think it is so needed and a great buy!ReplyDelete
Amazing workmanship and detail, your work is inspiring! Thank you for the tutorial!!ReplyDelete
Erica, that's beautiful! Great fit on you, nice fabric! A jumpsuit is the best!! Think I'll have to find a long sleeve one for the winter. Love your hair! I am design Embroidery Logo for clothes at https://www.geniusdigitizing.com/logo-digitizing.htmlReplyDelete
My son has challenged me to sew him a leather jacket...so glad I found your tutorial! I plan on making fit muslins first...that is once I find a pattern. I ordered the leather from fabricmartfabrics.com at about 77% off...I got 5 skins about 5-6sf each for $89...the orginal price was $75 per skin. I am terrified to waste the leather! Would you suggest after I get the fit down, possible sewing a faux leather one for him to wear a while before I cut into the real leather?ReplyDelete
I'd suggest using faux leather as your "muslin". It's the best way to do it... just go through the whole entire process.Delete
Will your tutorial be back to purchase soon?ReplyDelete