Monday, August 3, 2009

Very slow progress ...

My brown jacket seems to be taking an age. This weekend I managed to finish the bound buttonholes and this evening I part-way wrestled the lining in. I'm going to walk away from this for a few days because it is causing me no end of grief.
You can't really tell from this shot, but the sleeves are not sitting as I would like them to. The sateen was very difficult to ease, even after a heavy steam over the end of the pressing ham. On top of that, it creases every time I look at it, so the action of putting in the button holes has made it looked like it's been screwed up on the floor for a week. I haven't put the shoulder pads in yet because I'm not happy with the ones I have and I need to find some better ones.

I love this lining, it's a poly satin with a black, white and brown geometric print and I have enough left for a top. I've only part stitched it in, because I am tired, it was fraying and a pot of osso bucco was calling from the kitchen. I still have the hems to do and stitch down the facing to the bound buttonholes. I changed my mind about the buttons but I forgot to photograph them but you will see them when this is finished.

I'm thinking of joining the Chanel coat sew along. This time I'll choose a pattern WITH a lining, instead of drafting one myself for an unlined jacket ...

4 comments:

Gail said...

This jacket is coming on fine. Love the colour. You must join the sew along - it is growing like topsy. All from a throw away comment I sent to Antoinette!

Shannon said...

I've had those moments myself - the kind where you're so frustrated you simply must walk away for a while! I'm sure when you pick it back up, the jacket will look great!

Lindsay T said...

Yes, hang in there, it's looking great so far.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.