Early this fall, I noted that black leather was being used with grey wool or other fabrics by many designers. I immediately became intrigued . I had a large piece of charcoal wool left over from this coat made in February . I also had some black faux leather.
Vogue 8605 came to mind again for the third time this year.You can read about the changes I've made to this pattern in this post.
Here is what I came up with this time.
This time I lengthened the sleeves as much as my yardage allowed and added the faux leather cuffs.As you see here , I also covered the sleeve seam with a strip of the leather.
I used the trim on the facings of the pocket openings and turned them to the outside and top stitched. The result is far from perfect but ....
The bound buttonholes are also made from the faux leather.
as is the collar and front facings which I pressed so they would show like a piping down the front. To see how I did this, look here on my other blog.
I added a cotton flannel interlining to the upper front and back for added warmth and lined with a beautiful polyester satin from my stash.
The faux leather was cold against the neck so i sewed a band of the wool to the collar like this
I love this jacket. I've worn it a few times and have gotten a lot of compliments.It is very comfortable! However, I'm giving it away because I have too many jackets and this one is the same fabric as last winter's coat.
I had thought to give it to my pregnant DIL but she didn't think it was her so one of my sisters will probably receive it for Christmas.
More pics here.
I hope you found time to sew this weekend!
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