All winter I have been wanting a white leather motorcycle jacket for spring. I saw them everywhere and had an almost feverish need to make one. It's not my usual style but I thought of so many ways that I could wear it and it's good to try out a new things. Right? Or is it just good to have a new spring jacket?? I had this Kwik Sew pattern in my stash but alas no white leather, real or faux could be found but while wandering through the drapery fabrics one day, I came across this textured white fabric. ( I seem to think that the drapery department has all the good stuff) Love at first sight! I knew that I had found the perfect fabric for my jacket. I picked up some Bemberg to line it and off I went...
|Kwik Sew 3764|
Pattern: Kwik Sew 3764
Fabric used: A textured drapery fabric of unknown content. (at least to me it is unknown) Bemberg for the lining.
Instructions: The instructions were straight forward and it was a fairly easy make other than searching for some time for a lost facing piece.... which I did manage to find...eventually.
Changes I made: I made a variation of the two jackets combined...View A... without the sleeve zippers and shoulder epaulets. My shoulders do not need anymore accentuation. I had to take it in through the sleeves and torso. This jacket is not lined but I drafted a lining for it, making it easier to slide on and off.
Repeat worthy? Yes. Except that I would make it a size...maybe two sizes...smaller. I really need to get a handle on this sizing thing. I almost always decide on a size that is too big.
That one wee snap gave me so much anxiety...some sewists fear the zipper but I fear the snap! It took me a week and a couple of trial runs to work up the courage to tackle that thing!