Native American Jacket
DH found inspiration from Indian Village Mall one day, so he put on the list to embellish a denim jacket one day. I had fallen in love with that site, too, and was inspired, so I searched for some nice fabrics, and ordered some from Southwest Decoratives. He liked Sierra Trail Aztec Brown Stripe. Their cottons are very good quality - at least the southwest collection was. So No major pictures here, but I trimmed some fabric for the front and back yokes, 3 separate pieces. Took attention to details on centering, lining up, etc. I double top-stitched all around each piece. That gave it a quality finish as well as a strong finish. I am aware that he washes his jackets, so I didn't want any mishaps down the line.
Do you know he paid me the grandest compliment today? He said this jacket was The Best jacket he had out of his denims. Now, this is coming from a man who a) knows how to dress, b) takes care on how he dresses, c) has many denim outfits, (and leather) let alone denim jackets, and he told me that this one was The Best of his denim jackets. I am thrilled that he likes this one so much :-) I am pleased how it turned out and pleased at how it looks on him.
We are both thinking if there is a touch of anything that will coordinate onto the front breast pockets, but he is being very particular, since he said he would rather have the jacket as is, then put something on the pockets, just for the sake of putting something on there. If it doesn't coordinate within the fabric that is already on, then we are going to leave them as is. So far I've been playing around and haven't liked anything.
Here is the front an back of the jacket. No photos along the way, this was a pretty simple assembly, just took time to line it all up the way I wanted.