Yes, a jacket that turns into a bag, Very Confusing.
This course was Design for Function. I’ve only ever made dresses, so this was really out my comfort zone; first jacket, first bag, first jacketbag.
How? Well, the bag was sewn separately to jacket and then sewn open along the back seam on the jacket, so that the jacket can fold into a section in the bag. Then the second section with a zip in the bag could be used functionally. (Apologies if that made absolutely no sense)
My target market was The U.S Coast Guards, thinking about shelter from the water especially (since they’re next to the see). Shout out to W.L GORE that sponsored the class with amazing Goretex material. (http://www.gore.com/en_gb/index.html)
This project took me a solid month and a half to properly get started and there were definitely a lot of late nights sewing and mental breakdowns (that’s University for you).
But 3 months later I have a jacket that actually somehow successfully turns into a bag, and I’m pretty happy with it!