Sunday, March 20, 2016

Geezer meets Yeezy

What can I say? Sometimes you gotta....



Because, apparently, there's nothing that can't be improved by adding a hoodie to it!




Leather jacket, fur coat, camel hair coat.... Hood-i-fy it man!



Enter Quik Sew 2292, made up in an athleisure fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics. Streetwear for the senior set!


All joking aside, I wouldn't recommend this pattern to anyone. I have no idea who they thought this vest would ever fit. The shoulders were virtually square, and the back was enormous. Basically, a couple of rectangles with a hood stuck on it. It's also designed with 1/4" seam allowances which would have been impossible for me to deal with. (No fancy serger here!). It was a battle from the word go, and this is one project I'm very glad to put behind me.



I've modified the front with a concealed button placket. The fabric, lovely as it is, isn't very buttonhole friendly.


I constructed the placket out of quilting cotton from JoAnn's. This is my third athleisure garment and I'm seriously grayed out. Hence the red buttonholes.



To counter the overall blandness of the whole garment, I decided to add a double buttonhole for the bottom button.

I also popped in a couple of rivets on the corners of the pocket.
This leather jacket doesn't see much wear because I always freeze wearing it. Maybe the hoodie isn't such a bad idea after all. I would have worn this to the MPB Winter Frolic had the unusually warm winter weather continued. Unfortunately it turned much colder, so my wool toggle coat was in order.
That's it for now. Gotta run. I think I hear the phone ringing. Maybe it's Hermes calling!!!