I've had a lot of custom orders keeping me busy lately, so the Leather Sweater Project got set aside for awhile. You may remember when I posted pictures of the original garment and the deconstructed garment. The original garment belonged to a friend of a friend's aunt who passed away, and she received this leather sweater to remember her. Then I was asked by my friend to make a journal out of the leather rather than having the garment languish in a closet all alone.
Since I received suggestions from readers to make either a softcover or a hardcover journal, I decided to make both and give G a choice. It turned out that there really wasn't a lot of usable leather in this garment, and I kept the lacing detail intact, both because I liked it and out of necessity. Here are the finished journals:
Which would you choose if it was a memento of a lost relative of yours?