Friday, 26 September 2014

Following on front the Success of my last Biker Jacket - Kwik Sew 3764

You'll remember back in the spring I made this jacket (aka my favourite ever make).  Well I've only gone and made a winter version!
For the last few years, I've practically lived in my DKNY biker jacket (that I picked up for a bargain in Winners whilst in Canada) but the amount of wear it's had is beginning to show and I needed a new black biker in my life.  And voila!

There's not much else to say about this jacket compared with my last version.  Again I top-stitched all the seams for a couture finish.  I find those little touches really change up my makes from home-dressmaker to high end fashion-y.  This time I used a heavy-weight felted type wool that I bought ages ago in Mandors on special for £5/m.  The dearest part of this make was the zip!

I lined the jacket in left-overs from this dress.  And clearly chose to wear them on the same day for maximum impact!  Ha!  I've always been an advocate of me-mades should be as interesting on the inside as they are on the outside.  You're not bound by anything so why not put a treat for yourself on the inside, whether that be a print or a better quality plain.

The only one real change I made on this jacket was to put the pockets in differently.  This meant making them as more of a welt pocket.  The wool was too bulky so I used my lining which I probably wouldn't do again, I'd use a more structured plain.  It did make for a much neater insertion though.

This was actually the 3rd version of this jacket I've made.  After my mint one, my mum asked me if I could make her a navy version and that became version 2.  Here are the two of us on Stonehaven beach before we got soaked by a rogue wave!  Mum's is made from a looser weave wool than mine which made it a little more awkward to work with, but I am pleased with the finished product.

The Facts
Pattern: Kwik Sew 3764
Size Cut: XL, taken in about 5 inches on the underarm seams
Fabric: Felted Wool from Mandors and print georgette lining from Remnant Kings
Notions: 3 zips, hammer-in studs
Alterations: Just the underarm seam take in
Notes: want to try a different fabric next time, maybe the new jersey's coming in to RK soon ;)
Wearability: 10/10

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  1. Yay! You can have too many KS3764 jackets!! Live the dark wool with lining, looks fantastic! And I made that same mistake with the fabric choice on the welt pockets. Just about to start on for my Sis for christmas!

  2. Dang girl, these are fabulous!!! You are so sweet to make one for your mom! You look so cool in this style.


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