Friday, July 20, 2007
Green is the new black! These are the buzz words I have been hearing for the past month.
This is the leather jacket I made this week using Material Things The Classics Fitted Jacket pattern #108. It will be the sample for the West Coast Leather workshop I am teaching in Vancouver August 19-24. Cecelia Podolak's patterns can be viewed at www.ceceliapodolak.com The pattern was designed for leather and makes good use of the skins. Ce's patterns fit like better ready to wear. Her guide sheets are packed with great industry tips.
The jacket is made from beautiful lambskin, which was dyed various shades of green. The coloring is similar to jade. It has a front zipper closure and invisible zipper front pockets. The sleeves have small slits, allowing them to be worn down or turned back. I highlighted the seaming with edge stitching.
To encourage you to try sewing on leather, I am offering this pattern at 10% discount with free shipping until Aug. 5, 2007. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for this special offer.
With this pattern and my Sewing Leather CD you can give leather a try!