Talk about some team spirit!
Molly sewed along with us again to make a leather vest in support of her local football team.
Here is what she had to say:
“The biggest challenge yet … sewing on leather!!! Needed to learn some
new tricks, and take some risks, but got through it to complete exactly
what I wanted.
Attached are my photos for the vest that I made in support of a local football team.
I couldn’t resist the huge orange leather coat that I came across in a size 18.
Removed the sleeves, and took the sides in to fit. Then, used that stretchy new
seam binding, and bound the armholes in black.
Had already purchased the short
black leather coat to create stripes, but needed a longer coat to make longer
stripes that could go around the entire vest, so I bought the long black coat as
Made stripes out of black posterboard and taped them on for design, then used
those pieces of posterboard as my pattern pieces to cut the leather. Needed to
cover leather with wax paper to sew on the stripes, but that tore away easily.
Finally, was able to make bound buttonholes (surprisingly), with tear-away
stabilizer on top, to help the buttonhole foot travel. Sewed on the buttons from
one of the coats to complete the project.
Ready to root the football team on to victory … forever!!!” -Molly
Way to go, Molly!
Eira, from Hoffi Coffi was a sport to sew along with us again this week, too.
Deanna, from Wedding Dress Blue, created a unique scalloped leather skirt for her daughter this week.
Joelle, from The Eco Wardrobe Warrior made some leather slippers this week.
Thanks for sewing along everyone!!!
On a side note,
(thank you so much for allowing a little “shameless self promotion” again 🙂 )
Be sure to scroll down and push the submit button after you click on vote.
I’m pretty excited and I’ve got some stiff competition, so I need all the votes I can get!!!
(While you’re over there voting, check out the Best Photography in Sewing and vote for my blogging friend, Sarah, from Good-bye Valentino.)
Thanks so much!!!!
Also, you have until Friday at midnight to cast your vote for your favorite leather refashion. The winner will be announced on Saturday.
So much voting and it’s not even November yet.
Enjoy the rest of your week!