In came CUT Nr. 8 01/13, containing a cool blazer pattern with leather detail on the shoulder, and I just had to make it. Just like in my backpack recently (from the same CUT issue), I was able to use left-over leather from the shoe-course. You can leaf through the CUT magazine here, I am not getting anything for this recommendation by the way, I just really think it's a cool magazine and leaf-through feature... But enough of this linking-galore, on to the pictures!
I really love the lapel-shoulder design, with the lapel only on the front piece, and no collar on the back, but a leather piece instead:
I chose a pretty fancy fabric, a petrol colored wool/cotton satin gabardine I believe, with a beautiful shine that doesn't photograph too well...
This is the last project I sewed with my old machine, and you can see that the stitches are a little too short, causing the seams to be a bit "tight". It shows up much more in the pictures than in real life though, as always with shiny fabrics... Nevertheless, I was impressed how my machine was able to sew the leather without much difficulty! A leather needle is a must, and a walking foot possibly a great help...
The lining is a contrasting rust-colour, which is why I have rolled up the sleeves...
And yes, of course I can wear it with my shoes!
All in all, a very successful project. I have worn it already, which is a great sign for a life outside of my closet for this new wardrobe staple... :-)
Best to all of you and a happy weekend!