I decided probably a year ago that I wanted to attempt making a leather jacket for myself. It was at the end of my list, but this past Fall I finally got around to making one! It was hard work and my first experience sewing a leather piece, but it turned out great! (These pictures were taken when I was around 22 weeks; I'm not this small anymore!)
I thrifted an old leather jacket to use, and it made for some cool style lines from the original. I did have to use some fleece and vinyl because I didn't have quite enough leather.
I used the Burdastyle pattern Larissa which was a really great pattern. It has great style lines and asymmetry. Some parts were a little tricky because there aren't any pictures, but with some unpicking and past experience I was able to make it through. It is a cropped jacket and even though I lengthened it; I wish it were longer, but I barely had enough leather for this length.
The pattern has a really cool pleat on the back of the shoulders, so your arms have room to move. I love the quilted leather trend right now, so I quilted the base of the pleat and the elbow patches.
For the tutorial, check out how to quilt leather on Pellon's blog for their Handmade Holiday series.