Okay, I know I haven't been blogging much and sewing even less, but I'm determined to do this! I really want to make this Burda jacket I blogged about a while ago:
I found the Nygard wool jacket for about $6 at our (awful) Salvation Army thrift shop. I didn't realize until I got home that it smelled like it'd been in a house fire, and after a couple washes it took a 12 hour soak in very soapy water to get the smokey smell out. Definitely a stubborn making-do moment.
I even started tracing out the pattern from the September Burda issue.
Anyways, that's my plan for the refashion contest! I need to figure out a lining fabric still, and pick up a metal zipper, and decide what colour I'm going to do the hand stitching in (because I'm totally including that part). I'm leaning toward blue or burgundy, just for some colour. Or just a cream. What do you think?
This picture is actual for Tanit-Isis. It's the back of the leather jacket (see what I mean about the wear on the left hip there?). I'm including it because the amazing full-length coat she sewed for her husband was damaged when it got stuck in the back wheel of his motorcycle. Luckily he wasn't hurt, but the back got ripped off. Also luckily, it's only the one side, and ends at about the hip.