Synthetic leather was recommended for this jacket, so I knew that this one would be a great because it has the characteristics and finish of lambskin. It’s very buttery! So I began with cutting the size 14 for this pattern. And based on the measurements, I didn’t need to adjust. I sewed this with my BERNINA Walking Foot and a Microtex needle.
The body of the jacket went together easily.
The pattern didn’t suggest a shoulder pad or anything, so I simply added sleeve heads for support.
Such a great detail that really makes a jacket like this.
The seaming is another fun detail of making this jacket.
There was just no way I wanted to pull my well pressed jacket through any opening.
For pressing, even though ironing is NOT recommended, I used my iron. I pressed my seams with my teflon foot on my iron and with a cotton muslin pressing cloth. If you choose to press this fabric, be extremely careful to not EVER allow the iron to actually come in contact with the faux leather.
I absolutely love this jacket. I’ve been reaching for it ever since I finished it. This fabric is incredible and I would buy it in every single color if I could!