You can see me model my black denim jacket here.
This was not a project long in the planning. I just had this idea of using a vintage pajama pattern (above) to make a jacket. I didn't even muslin it, or I suppose you could say, this is the muslin.
I'd never made anything with black denim before and I was pleasantly surprised -- and a little embarrassed after dissing the color black last month -- at how flattering I find this color on me (probably because it reads as more of a charcoal).
There's also something inherently elegant about stiff denim in a garment with simple lines.
I'm very happy with this particular jacket and I know it's going to get a lot of wear this winter, as it's perfect for layering.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!