I cut out the spring coat. I have some misgivings about the fabric. I got it off the grab table at one of my sewing groups. It's definitely some type of plastic. I believe it's someones drapes, actually. Hey, if Scarlet can wear drapes, so can I. I love to buy quality fabric, but sometimes it's just fun to make something out of nothing. Besides, I love the color.
As I was cutting, I knew the fabric needed underlining. To the fabric store, where I purchased batiste. Got that washed and ironed. I cut out underlining for the fronts and basted it on. Good to go. I'm a big fan of underlining. It really helps give a wimpy fabric some body.
Back to those fussy applied welt pockets. Today, I made a sample out of the scraps. Here is the welt.
And the inside:
The practice pocket turned out great. The fabric is not easy to work with, has no give, and frays when you look at it. But if the pockets turn out this well on the coat, I'll be happy.
Humm, I wonder if Scarlet made applied welt pockets on her dress?