Saturday, July 14, 2012
My major side project over the past several months has been recreating the crew jacket of the Nostromo (from the original Alien movie) for Angela's birthday. It was pretty tough finding the correct jacket (vintage RAF mk3 Cold Weather jacket, in case you are looking) and getting it shipped over from the UK, but it was worth it. The patches are available online, and then I found some pink bias tape for the collar piping, and hand drew and cut a stencil for the back lettering, using stills from the film as reference. I also dyed the jacket with blue pigment to try to cut back on the olive of the green and get it a little darker and a little grayer. She liked it, so I was happy.