Monday, March 10, 2014

Jacket for James


Our brother James rides a motorcycle, so he always wears some type of jacket. I made this one for him as an alternative to his leather jacket which can get really hot in the spring and summer. I used a heavy cotton twill for the outer and polyester lining on the inside. It has four welted pockets, two on the chest, two at the waist. I did a military-style standing collar with a front snap closure. My favorite detail is the floating cuffs at the wrist. A ribbed cuff is great for a motorcycle jacket because it keeps the wind from rushing up the sleeves, but the gathering it causes can really take away from a sleek looking jacket. So, I decided to make the ribbed cuff and the sleeve completely separate. James will get the functionality of a ribbed cuff, but the sleeves just stay nice and crisp.






10 comments:

  1. I love how you did the sleeve cuffs. Very, very cool for function, and looks really nice!

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    1. Took the words right outta my mouth! Nicely done, Lynette!

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  2. Oh my fiance would love this! It gets toasty here in AZ during the summer and riding gets hot for sure. I dont have near the skill to even attempt this. Love the look and the ribbed cuffs.

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  3. great jacket! i love the cuff treatment, so smart!

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  4. I need to make my hubby something like that with the cuffs/sleeves separate. Cause he would love to ride his motorcycle more often, but the cold up the sleeves are not his favorite thing.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a cool looking jacket! I love how you did the sleeves. Pure brilliance.

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  6. Sisters that sew for their brothers, lucky men!

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  8. Lucky you to have a brother who will model the awesome things you sew for him! Good job! Lucky brother to have you sew for him.

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