(Jacket: Alexander McQueen pattern made by mahaila. Jeans: Supre. Shoes: Topshop.)
This jacket was my 21st birthday present from mahaila. She made it from an Alexander McQueen pattern that you can find here. My 21st was in June 2009, so she had made it only months before his death (11th of February 2010).
Need I say that this piece is very close to my heart. Not only because McQueen was such an inspirational designer that died so tragically, but because my sister had spent months perfecting such a difficult and beautiful jacket just for me. I'm no sewer, but I'm quite sure that executing all of the different sewing techniques would have been quite a feat for a self-taught sewer. I love the cut-outs under the arms (can't really see them in these photos), the longer pieces down the front, the wide sleeves, and the different lengths at the back. Not to mention the pretty plaid fabric.... OK so I love the whole thing.