1st March 2017: Jacket The jacket was by far the hardest and most important aspect to get right. In the end I found the perfect medallion satin fabric, but it was the wrong colour, so I had to hand dye the whole job using a synthetic dye and the stove top method. The results were great.
I used an existing hoody sewing pattern, retraced it and amended it to my length and to also incorporate a hidden zip under the collar. All of the gold bias binding and applique was made using the same metallic gold 4-way-stretch.