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?Get access to my free pattern gallery - sign up for my newsletter!