Stick a fork in it cause the motorcycle jacket is done. Time for fun finished object pics.
Front view zipped and unzipped.
One of the things I really liked about the original fossil jacket is that it looked good zipped and unzipped. The width of the left front facing and the snapped down lapels balances out the off center zip.
A close up of the snapped lapel.
Didn't have any luck finding the kind of metal snaps you see on RTW leather jackets so I bought size 24 Antiqued Brass snap heads from Snapsource.com. The look of the snap head is nice and they work well for a decorative snap that won't be used much. I don't think this leather would hold up to a lot of snap usage, its a bit delicate.
You've already seen the pocket zipper but here a little look inside the pocket.
Sleeve vent open
I did sacrifice a little upper back width for a slimmer looking silhouette. The sway back adjustment could have been a little bigger. That's OK, learning fitting is a work in progress. :)
The decorative back tabs, the other use of snaps in the jacket.
And finally a little shot of the lining.
More photos on the flickr set here and if you want to read my pattern review on this project go here. There are many beautiful jackets entered in the lined jacket contest. Take a look if you have some time. Some of those beautifully tailored jackets make me feel like a beginning sewer. What great inspiration to do some more learning about making tailored jackets.