Can I make a tailored jacket in a week? Day 7

Great tater tots, I'm tired.


I did A LOT today. I added the sleeves.

Pressed the seams.
Tacked the seams down.

Added shoulder pads I made. Added the basting tape to the shoulders and front darts.

Cut out the lining.

Overlocked the lining. Assembled the lining. Pressed the lining. I even added a back part in a nice rough brushed wool.

I like doing that to the linings of things I make. I'm sure it has a name, but I don't know what it's called. I even stitched NVL into it.
Why Not?

Last but not least, I added the facing pieces and top collar to the jacket.

Whew. I still have to work that right side up, but at least its attached. I'll let the lining hang a bit more then Ill go on and start stitching it into the jacket.

The pockets I thought were going to be a piece of cake.


Why do I have to make things so complicated? I wanted some stability on the top of the pocket, so I lined it with grosgrain. I plan to do the same thing to the cuffs of the sleeves and the hem of the jacket.

But right now I'm cold and tired I have cramps and I need a shower. I know, too much information, but hey, you've read this far.

Tomorrow night is the event and if I can get the lining in, it hemmed and pressed and get the 3 button holes done, I'm wearing this puppy.

We will have to see....

5 comments:

  1. Finish or no, you have done an amazing and beautiful thing. I am obsessed with seeing each update. I hope your party is as fabulous as you are and you have a ball.

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  2. Great job--it looks really well-fitted and beautifully finished. Can't wait to see pix!

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  3. Can't wait to see it! love watching you, very inspiring!

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