Can I make a tailored jacket in a week? Last Day!

Last night before I went to bed I flipped the facing pieces outright.

I pressed open the seams then notched the corner of where the lapel starts.

I slightly folded the seam on the inside of the jacket.

When I got to the lapel, I worked the fold so it was slightly tucked behind the front of the lapel. Then pressed the heck out of it. Then I went to bed.

I had a good sleep, and got up refreshed. It was like it was meant to be. The lining just dropped into the jacket. I hemmed the back of the lining, tacked the sleeves in place and whip stitched everything together. Took an hour.

I cut a way some of the fold on the front of the jacket when I hemmed it.

I didn't want the bulk. I'm sure there was a more artful way to do it, but I just cut away some of the fold and did some stay stitching on it with my machine.

Gave her a final press and took all the pins out.

Now all I have to do is add the button holes!

I even have the perfect buttons, classic and understated.
I'll post the final of the jacket tomorrow!

6 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed, although your skills never cease to amaze me! It looks great, I LOVE the lining!

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  2. WOW~ CONGRATS! That's one massive feat!

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  3. What a fantastic lining. I also love the NVL detail (whatever that bit is called!). You have worked so fast, can't wait for tomorrow's photos!

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