Hi everyone, i'm new (:
I have been making things in general for a long time but i never ever made a jacket before because well ehm my mother said it's hard
and if you look at a jacket there are So Much Pieces and then there's sleeves that are supposed to be a real pain.
Anyhow i got some fabric (read: old home-made childrens' sheet-sleepingbags) from my boyfriends' fathers' girlfiend (complicated yes), really nice and soft and i had a nice jacket i wouldn't mind having 2 of. I changed the pattern a little bit (see pictures). I made the pattern by tracing the seperate parts on baking paper (really works if you don't have pattern paper!) and after 3 days of sewing, taking out seams 3 times and a fair amount of swearing Its Finished!
Here's the original jacket:
and here are three shots of the finished new model:
It was a really nice process, i learned a lot of things like if you connect the arms upside down you can still make your jacket look nice if you hold your hands in the air (hence the taking out seams three times) , and also that the perfect way to finish something is with lining in a contrasting color, it makes everything look really neat and professional!