My new pleather coat is finished and ready to wear this weekend! It was an interesting undertaking to re-do a coat and keep the lining, not sure if I would do it again but worth the effort for the learning experience. The best part is the beautiful silk inside the collar, don't like leather next to my skin, plus I made the infinity scarf out of the remaining silk that looks great! I guess once I wear the coat and it takes my shape I will be happier with it, I'm probably just too picky for my own good and feel this is not my best work. It also took a lot longer than I would have liked, working with pleather is a lot like working with leather you can't pin anything so have to be more careful cutting and there is no pinning when sewing, not that I pin anyway when I sew but the cutting is a challenge. Pressing is also interesting one must use a pressing cloth at all times, I would hate to put a hot iron on a synthetic only to melt it onto my iron, I would not be a happy camper!
It's done now and I hope to make other garments using pleather even for the grandkids like the biker jackets I made for them a few years ago. Here they are, S, M, L!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"