Thank you for the kind comments regarding my unfinished SWAP. Due to the vigilance and excellent memories of my sewing compatriots, I realised that despite my lack of sewing, I have vital blogging to finish - I had not written a boastful finished object post about my leather jacket! What an oversight.
I felt that my main reason for lack of posting was that I had written so much about the jacket in construction post one and construction post two, that you would all be sick of hearing about it, but after the rush photo job this afternoon before the light faded completely, now feel that no mere point and shoot job can do my leather jacket justice. I will post about it anyway, but assure you that it looks better in real life - and when I haven't been at work all day.
I think I will mostly wear the jacket open, for both climate and sartorial reasons.
I like the cuff zips, but wish the photo was of the other one, which is neater. Fortunately I have almost forgotten the trickiness of the topstitching.
The jacket has a lot of movement room for such a stiff construction material, and close fit.
My favourite part is the secret embroidered pocket and silk lining.
I am very glad that I gave into my strange impulse to make this jacket in high summer. I now have an excellent winter jacket as the cool weather starts, timed nicely with the later phase of "Isewedititis", where I have considerable trouble remembering the many imperfections from my construction.
I wonder where I have put that red suede?