MY COAT IS FINALLY STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A COAT!!
where did i let off? oh, right, the sleeves and side seams!
i used this tutorial from gertie for setting in my sleeves… y’all, i can’t even tell you how impressed i am with the way they turned out. they eased in PERFECTLY and i barely put any effort into it! much easier than the usual double row of basting stitches. now i’m curious to know if there is a way to set sleeves in without using the fleece – like, maybe with bias tape? then i could use this method on stuff that was a lighter weight. anyway, something to think about.
here they are sewn into the armscyes. i like how they also function as mini sleeve heads. i am still going to put shoulder pads in my jacket – my shoulders are a little slopy and they help with the fit – but extra support is a-ok with me.
oops, i was supposed to discuss the pockets too. i didn’t take a picture of those but they turned out gorg, thanks for asking.
after i got the sleeves on, i padstitched my undercollar. which took FOREVER, btw. and i ran out of silk thread ughhh. i am not really sure what it looks like because i steamed it last night and it is still in steaming-position as of this afternoon, but here is where i left it:
i am awesome and don’t own a tailor’s ham, so i improvised by wrapping a ball of yarn in a piece of wool. white trash, y’all.
so what do i have left?
- shaping the upper collar
- attaching the collar
- inserting the shoulder pads
- hemming the jacket shell
- cutting out the interlining
- attaching the interlining to the lining
- assembling the lining
- inserting the lining into the jacket shell
- hemming the jacket lining
- sewing lace along the jacket hem (since apparently the lining doesn’t match up with the shell hem, huuuurrr)
- sewing the belt & belt loops
- attaching the buttons
not to mention eons more handsewing, with the hems and the facing and the bound buttonholes and the lining and ughhhsdlkjsl i was hoping to get done by thanksgiving but yeeah i don’t see that happening.
anyone want a dog? he is super sweet and loves to cuddle!