Just added lining and altered for better fit!
I started this project awhile ago (you may or may not have seen my cry for help concerning grommets before), haven't had much of a chance to work on it though.
Until the last week or so...And I finally finished it! YAY!
I made it by harvesting the denim from old pairs of jeans that were so riddled with holes I could no longer where them with modesty. I made it several sizes larger than required for me, concerned about the wider seam required by my hand sewing it together as well as the fact that I wanted it as a coat to wear over various other items. However, it was a mistake, for it is still way too large for me, even after making the seams under the arms several inches overlapping and tucking the material of the shoulder under. Oh well, It still makes me happy. I'm sad that it is summer and too warm for a heavy denim duster (although I chose not to line it for that reason)
I am wearing my hoodie underneath and it still is baggy!
This is a back view, with the front still open and my hoodie poking out over the top.
This is a front view with the duster closed, belt fastened (also sewn entirely by hand).
Clandestine Pose with collar up.
Close Up of belt. Note awesome buckle I aquired through ebay and numerous grommets (the whole duster used about 65 grommets in all)
This is a shot of the shoulder. I attached the sleeves using grommets and rawhide lacing (20 grommets be shoulder).
This is a close-up of the back with belt loops, attached with grommets just because...
And finally, a close-up of the stitching I used. I chose a zigzag becaus it forms a double running stitch on the underside, for a little extra strength. The seams are rough, because I simply overlapped the material instead of sewing then opening and turning, etc. I chose to do this (all by hand) because it allows for the many, many scraps of denim to be attached to one another without bunching that could occur with the more fast-paced nature of machine sewing. (If that explanation made any sense... It made sense to me anyway)
Thanks for looking!
I love VK!! Time for crafting!!!