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cicile
« on: November 21, 2010 10:51:42 AM »

I am very surprised I only broke 2 needles making this project !  Cool

So... I had a big crush on perfectos with sexy dresses. Some options were available in shops. Alas, the cost was higher than any clothing item I ever purshased ! In addition, I didnt feel comfortable with supporting the leather industry. So I try to do my best at forgetting about it.  Sad

Until I found an old one in a thrift store !!!! The fit was terribly outdated, specially in the shoulder area and it was way too big :



that's when the sewing machine became involved. I wasn't sure my small machine could handle such heavy work. but it did here is the new fit :




More pictures on my flickr Wink http://www.flickr.com/photos/cicile/
Now I have to decide wether I have enough patience to make a brand new lining or leave it like that  Grin
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TeenageRebelOfTheWeek
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010 03:10:59 AM »

HOLY CRAP!!! That is amazing!!! Cheesy I heart me leather (pleather) jackets and I always find naff looking ones in shops. Do you any tips on how to reconstruct huge, ugmo ones? Cheesy -x-
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thali
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010 05:04:09 AM »

Wow, I love the way you wear that! Looks great~ ♥
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Quartz
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010 05:10:05 AM »

Seriously stylish! ♥
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cicile
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010 09:49:09 AM »

HOLY CRAP!!! That is amazing!!! Cheesy I heart me leather (pleather) jackets and I always find naff looking ones in shops. Do you any tips on how to reconstruct huge, ugmo ones? Cheesy -x-

My approach was very... empirical. Let's say I played around it until it worked. So I can describe how I did it but I cannot guarantee any success in repeating the same process. The main difficulties were :
- leather is thick, i knew the sewing machine wouldn't sew many layers, so I had to avoid it.
- the jacket has a lot of "details" such as these decorated "hand hole" (what is the proper word for this in english ??), I had to avoid cutting or sewing though these decorated details :


IMG_9904 by cicilem, on Flickr


So here is the process :

vestecuir2 copie by cicilem, on Flickr


vestecuir3 copie by cicilem, on Flickr

1. UNSEW THE BOTTOM BAND, and remove also the lining and the shoulder pads.
2. REMOVE EXCESS MATERIAL FROM THE SIDES (take a jacket you like to measure how much you need to remove. note : the location of the pockets is a constraint, it's possible you cannot remove as much material as you planned)
3. REMOVE EXCESS MATERIAL FROM THE SHOULDER
4. REMOVE EXCESS MATERIAL FROM THE BACK, thanks to a sewing line created in the middle of the back (it sounds weird, but will look ok, see picture below)
5. RE-SEW THE BOTTOM BAND (the bottom band has to be re-cut since the jacket is less wide than previously)
optional : MAKE A NEW LINING !


IMG_9899 by cicilem, on Flickr

6. ENJOY YOUR SUCCESS

IMG_9901 by cicilem, on Flickr
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010 02:18:34 AM »

Brilliant! You are a legend. Smiley Once I get my hands on a huge-ass jacket, I'll let you know how I get on! Smiley -x-
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cicile
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010 05:53:49 AM »

Brilliant! You are a legend. Smiley Once I get my hands on a huge-ass jacket, I'll let you know how I get on! Smiley -x-
Thanks Smiley Let me know if you make something. I'd be delighted to see your own interpretation !
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