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….
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.
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.
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.
Bright purple silk was used to line the jacket.
Worn with Luxirare iPad bag.