Heavy Leather Jacket Completion.
Good Sweet Everything.
I finished the jacket.
What I ended up doing was installing zippers into the sleeves (no gusset). I added a leather facing to the lining and then stitched up the hem. After that, I was finally able to add the bottom hem band. If you are ever going to do a thicker leather jacket, make sure you are ready and able to both machine skive and hand skive!
Be able to adapt and just roll with whatever comes at you. Now that I finished this jacket on a 70 degree day, it may be time to make a lighter leather jacket to finish when it’s freezing out. 😑