Classic Cool LBJ…Little Black (Leather) Jacket

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The little black leather jacket,  what could be more wearable?  Our new client came by with her favorite…

Sadly, the jacket had been solidly wrecked in dry cleaning. Left limp, lifeless, dulled out and a bit raggy.

She asked if we could re-create it – it’s not something we generally do,  but this jacket had all these specific details she’d grown to love over the all years she’d had it.

Most people want something all new, and might bring in photos of individual details or shapes they like and want to incorporate into their vision.  Regardless,  we are always happy to help,  no matter what.

Still,  we always develop the pattern from the ground up for the client’s body.  If we can’t improve on a piece massively, what is the point?

Because, there was nice potential with the basic shape and details.  Even though the jacket was quite wrung out after the indignity of the dry cleaning. We decided to hew as closely as possible to the original.

After creating the initial muslin, off the original measurements, the problems came to the forefront.  There were more issues than we’d initially realized in the limp original.  We made a lot of changes to fit it and properly personalize it to the client ‘s figure over the course of 2 muslins.

Our client’s new & improved “little black leather jacket”  looks fabulous on her!  She already loves it more than the original and is now planning future projects – I’m excited for the one that will match her hair!

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