I (accidentally) left my LL Bean rain jacket back in Amsterdam. And, I never really took to the Burberry trench coat I made a few years ago. So, after all the rain on our trip, I was totally motivated to come home and start a new rain jacket.
I’m working on this 2003 Burda World of Fashion parka. It has an elasticized waist and all kinds of early ’00s decorative zipper action. As it’s unlined and thin, it’s perfect for summer and early and fall. I figure I’ve got like two more weeks left when it’s weather appropriate. So, you know, great timing on my part.
I’m making mine up in a red waterproof fabric and using blue ribbon and zippers for contrast. Red is SO HARD to photograph. I’ve read online to shoot in RAW with daylight settings and fiddle around with the color in post production. Still not a fan.
Here it is before: Over saturated with no detail
Sigh. Any other red shooting tips?
Anywho, I have a lot of work to do still. It’s got loads of top stitching — which you’ll only be able to see if I take black and white photos! The good thing is, this fabric was like $2 a yard at a production warehouse sale almost two years ago. I’d really like to finish this so I *can* wear it in the spring. Then, I can start on some winter outerwear.