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!