In my last post, I showed a jacket, with diagonal basting on the edges of the CF and sleeves.
Q: Carolyn asked what the purpose of the basting is.
A: The seam is slightly rolled to the wrong side. The diagonal basting holds it in place until the edge
is pressed, or topstitched.
Here's the wrong side:
Using silk or rayon thread for basting will prevent getting an imprint from the iron when pressing over the thread. I don't mind hand basting, and in fact, it has saved me a lot of grief.
I'm making the Inset Jacket from CJPatterns.
I've made it before, but I am changing the sleeve this time. I love this easy, casual jacket. I'm making it in a black poly shot with silver metallic threads. This fabric has been in my stash for years. It's a good trial fabric to test the sleeve. If it works out, fine. If not, no great loss. This jacket has pleats, front and back, under a square inset. Here's the top of the front bodice. I am happy that the square corner actually turned out to be square!
The next project in the Q is this OOP McCall jacket pattern. Isn't this cute?
This jacket has a lot of detail. There is a dart in the front, extending from the bust to the hem with a pocket flap inserted into that dart (view B). View B also has 3/4 length sleeves with a band on the sleeve. There' a back yoke, pleated lower back bodice with a band there also. The armsythe is squared, and the dropped sleeve has a pleat. I love the collar.
I ordered a mustard yellow wool crepe from GorgeousFabrics, and a lining for this jacket. My version will be a suit-type jacket, rather than outerwear. I'll follow Carolyn's method of steam-shrinking the wool. I need a day and a couple of good movies lined up because it's a long process. I would love to join in the "12 Jackets in a Year" at Stitchers Guild. I can't wait to seee all the awesome jackets that you make.
I got a fancy paint job on my nails yesterday. Very festive, with red glitter polish and a gold swirly, twirly design. Rhinestones, even.
----and to all a good night!