I’ve been busy! Cannot believe how much work has gone into this little coat. The loft has seen a lot of ripping out, re-sewing, staring…
Speaking of staring – see how the waistline seams don’t meet up? Believe me, the bodice pieces were cut and sewn the same. Even sewn in the same direction. But somewhere along the way, adding the facing, topstitching, maybe just the material itself where a piece was cut – something changed.
I don’t know how I would manage without my trusty dress form Emile. Or my shoulder ham, seam roll, Clover seam ripper, pressing cloth (a scrap of calico), or razor edge scissors! OK, my reading glasses as well…
But it’s almost done! I still have that waistline to fix, and lots and lots of thread ends to tie and hide. And I need to go back and remove the inseam pockets 🙂 You can’t see them, but they are there. I decided to do patch pockets instead. They break up the long long front skirt and are much easier to get into.
It does get a little boring to work on grey fleece all the time – so I’ve been sewing some long sleeve tee’s, all from very lightweight knit (the four in the front next to Mr. Monkey). Almost ready for a photo shoot, just need pressing – and for me to get off my lazy backside, comb my hair and take some pics!
Hope everyone is well, and enjoys a nice weekend. My son’s birthday is tomorrow – 45. How can that be!!
Bye for now – Coco