I was inspired by "Koos Couture Collage" by Linda Chang Teufel. Published in 2002, 107 pages of beautiful examples of clothes by Koos van der Akker.
He does a lot of applique and bias binding, both of which can be tricky. The leather leaf wanted to stretch while I was sewing it and going around circles with bias requires patience.
I free hand cut the leaves. I like the challenge of using what is already in my sewing room. Can you believe I didn't buy anything for this project?
This is the back view. Originally, I thought I would make it reversible, but I changed my mind. The lining is striped.
Then, a year later, I was in a thrift store and saw this Koos sweater jacket! He sells on QVC.
It was neat to see an original Koos in person after drooling over the pictures in the book!