Monday, February 11, 2008

Shearling Jacket

Shearling is lamb leather or suede with the wool still attached. It comes in a variety of colors, lengths and finishes.
This is a shearling coat I just finished for my husband. It is a very dark brown/black suede with a bit of a distressed finish. The wool is short, tightly curled and is called snowy top. The underneath is a dark brown and the top is cream colored. I used Neue Mode pattern 23090 with lapped seam construction. All of the seams are double topstitched with Gutermann topstitching thread. The buttons are horn buttons. I made bound buttonholes and stitched a patch of the shaved suede to the wrong side to finish them off.
The Academy of fine Sewing & Design is offering a Shearling Jacket workshop November 12-16, 2008.


louise.neveu said...

Wow, that is a beautiful jacket. Your husband must be thrilled.


Allyson said...

What a beautiful jacket. That is absoulutely fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Nice work as usual Kath!

Anonymous said...

Just browsing - nice to see someone working with leather. Where do you order your leathers from? I can find only a limited selection of colors and finishes.

Kathryn Brenne said...

My Sewing Leather CD has suppliers in both Canada and the US. You can order the CD by phoning The Academy 416-494-8529. I purchase quite a few skins from Perfect Leather in Toronto.