Leopard and Hardware

You guys didn’t think I’d leave you stranded with a million travel/food photos..did you?? I shot this post before I left the country, didn’t plan to finish before I left, but I took some time out during this trip to edit them. I figured it would be unfair to bombard you with macro shots of food the whole way….

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This jacket had no seams at the edges– they were all cut and burnished (bonded, edges painted and sanded down; a method common for bag edges), no seams were turned out at the lapels. I wanted a super clean finish, I didn’t even topstitch the jacket edge because that would have added another detail that would take away from the ‘clean’ look. The fabric I am using here is calf hide that is printed with a leopard pattern.
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For the sleeves I used turn lock closures which are mainly used for bags. You don’t always have to apply the bag hardware only onto bags, I wanted to use them for garments too.

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Jackets feature bison pockets, but these are fake pockets- just a detail to complete the “jacket look”.  Jackets don’t look complete sometimes without pockets (functional or not) …. I originally had real pockets but the hardware took up a good amount of space. The hardware I’m using for the jacket closures are also turn lock closures used for bags. I was looking for a leopard print calf hide jacket for the longest time now. I couldn’t find anything… sometimes the cut of the jacket was great but the fabric was horrible, or the fabric was nice but the design was off. I thought that it might be too redundant to use buttons.

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DSC_0058Bright purple silk was used to line the jacket.

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Worn with Luxirare iPad bag.

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