And a cursory glance through the Flickr pool shows that I wasn’t the only one inspired by James Dean. I can’t take credit for the jeans or the t-shirt this time, but the jacket was all me – drafted and sewn in one afternoon while I bribed the kids by letting them play with the iTouch.
The fabric is brushed microfiber – think board short fabric. This stuff is HARD to find, but I found it at Rockywoods fabric. It was my first time ordering from them, and I was surprised at how fast I got the fabric, and it’s great quality.
I’m particularly proud I took the time to do these fancy-schmancy welt pockets.
I wanted to gel and dry Tater’s hair to look like Dean’s, but we were losing light fast…
And when I asked him to at least give me a smoldering face like the picture (which I showed him) this is what I got.
I’m considering this jacket for an upcoming Blank Slates pattern (Blank Slates outerwear, maybe?). What do you think?
Hooray - you read the whole post! Wanna hang out more? Check out the best sewing pins with me on Pinterest, join our Facebook discussions, get your daily sewing fix and behind the scenes scoops on Instagram, and your weekly updates/free pattern access through the newsletter.