So, sewing.........well I got my table or part of it back yesterday and managed to get a small amount of sewing done today. I have begun constructing the coat very slowly, with much head scratching, which I began here : http://brackencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/73-red-coat-part-1_2.html
I have sewn up the bodice front and back and joined them together at the shoulders. I have clipped all the curves and am considering whether to cut off the excess fabric. I have left it for now. Also maybe I should topstitch? The pattern does not say to top stitch but I do like it. The instructions are very sketchy as usual with Burda so I am just slowly trying to figure what to do.
|my sleeve and undersleeve|
|Back with side backs sewn on|
I clipped the curves but have not yet cut off excess fabric
|Harriet models my bodice to check for obvious problems|
So to alter it I have pinned the pattern piece on and cut off the excess. Hopefully everything will still work ok. It must be 30 years since I made a coat using a pattern. I have made hoodies using just squares of fabric but this is a proper fitted coat that needs interfacing etc. The closest I have got to a fitted coat was my Gingham along jacket but that had no sleeve vents and was much simpler than this is. http://brackencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/65-gingham-along-jacket-construction.html
Well for now that is it for this week. At least now I am able to sew again!
I will soldier on with this.
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