Sunday, January 3, 2021

Jacket in Purple Suede Reversible Black Fur

 The Jacket is made from skins-Black short shiny soft fur on one side and purple suede on the other
I picked up 1 black sherpa skin because I knew there was not enough for a whole Jacket for me.
It reversed to a darker purple so-so I used it for the lapels on the dark furry side and the dark purple sued for the yoke in the back.

The Accent pockets are deep to put your hands fully into and alternated contrasting strips where I didn't have enough skins.


Reversible Side-Shiny Fur and Pleather

When the Jacket is on the Purple suede side the lapels folded back will be Black Curly Sherpa   and when the Jacket is on the Shiny black fur side the Lapels will be Deep Purple suede.....

When the Jacket is on the Purple suede side the Sleeves will be black faux suede and the cuffs folded up will be on the black shiny pleather side with the feather fur trim on the edge.

When the Jacket is on the Black shiny fur side the Sleeves will be shiny pleather with the cuffs folded up will be the black faux suede side with the feathery fur trim on the edge.

The Back Yoke will be Black Faux suede as the sleeves on the purple suede side and when on the Black shiny fur jacket side the yoke will be the shiny black pleather like the sleeves with the feathery fur trim at the edge of the yoke on both jacket sides....or should I take the black sherpa skin and use it for the yoke on the light purple side and then the dark purple sueded will be the yoke on the black shiny fur side....

I could just cut the shape of the lapels to fold back and forth and sew it on at a slant with some understitching at the seam or topstitching so it will fold back nicely..probably the seam should be out on the sherpa side because it will be less noticeable with the bulk of the sherpa.

I think there is enough of the sherpa skin to do the lapels and the yoke so the dark purple is against the shiny black fur side
So, I used create a pattern pellon and cut a lapel going all the way down to the bottom of the Jacket and cut out the black sherpa to sew onto the black side of the lapel so it would flip without showing the wrong shade of purple on this side.

Added a few inches of pleather to the bottom to give length and put fur around the lapel and accross the bottom of the yoke on both sides to define the design.

Then the bottom will have a little of the feather fur.

Thinking some side pockets that flip out when you reverse jacket and a little feathery fur trim right where you put your hands in the pocket.

Reverse side-suede back

Reversed to all suede with pleather trim at bottom-sleeves become suede with a pleather cuff.

The bottom addition of pleather trim has become complicated and Parts of the front trim- I am slant quilting with the machine to give it some stability with the sewing lines.

Now I am thinking of overlaid pockets on both side that are slanted to put hands into. 

 There are enough scraps for some odds and ends like pieced clutch, necklace, earrings - soooo fun  This took

3 small purple/black shiny fur skins-1 small sherpa/suede skin

and enough pleather suede neoprene to do the reversible sleeves probably 1/2 yard of each.  I had that in stash.

1/4 yard of purple feather fur

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