Draped Leather Jacket

FAIIINT, Draped Leather Jacket, Outfit, Black Jacket, Custom, HandmadeFAIIINT, Draped Leather Jacket, Outfit, Black Jacket, Custom, Handmade

This jacket was supposed to be a sort of tester, I’ve never made a jacket out of leather before & I knew there would be some mistakes that wouldn’t become apparent in the toile, as leather behaves so differently to any other material, so I brought the cheapest skins I could find, covered in scuffs & holes, with the intention of then making myself a nicer one, in more expensive leather afterwards.

Despite there being a few kinks that needed working out, such as the fact the sleeves shrunk to an awkward length & some things I would do differently now I know better, I love it enough, flaws & all, to wear this as the finished piece. I feel surprisingly proud of it, considering it was a first attempt & I expected it to end up a misshapen mess! I also ended up falling for the cheap, battered charcoal leather, it is so paper-thin, soft & slouchy that it worked perfectly & produced such a nice drape to the front. I should have known really, I’m a sucker for worn in, battered looking things. I still want to make a better quality version, with all the kinks worked out at some point, possibly in a dirty taupe or nude, but I think I’ll still keep this also, I feel strangely attached to it now.

Filed under: Made, Outfit


  1. Posted 15.11.2011 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    OMG, you are so gorgeous!!
    Newest follower ;)


  2. Posted 16.11.2011 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    Beautifull. You can see the softness of this jacket is exquisite.

    You most certainly should be very proud of your self, it looks very Rick Owens inspired.

    Thanks for sharing x

  3. Julie
    Posted 06.12.2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I’ve just started studying fashion and I’m really loving pattern drafting and garment construction. I can’t wait to get to this kind of level. I think your designs are gorgeous and you’re clearly a very talented seamstress!

    I find your work and blog in general really inspiring!


  4. ester lill
    Posted 24.01.2015 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I think this is the most awesome leather jacket i have ever seen. It is beautiful!
    Would you bother to make a diy-tutorial?

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