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.