Fabric from GorgeousFabrics arrived today! Winter Sunshine wool crepe and a yellow/black/white stripe lining to go with it.
I made a muslin for M5711. This pattern was very well drafted. Everything fit together perfectly.
Front and back:
Dropped sleeve with a pleat:
I tried Pam's method of shrinking the wool crepe by putting it in the dryer with hot, wet towels. There was no shrinkage. Wool crepe should shrink quite a bit . So, tomorrow I will begin the laborious task of wet-ironing it. All that steam around my middle age self is going to hot me up but good. Not to mention that I have excessively curly/frizzy hair even in a totally dry place. Still, it has to be done..
I'll probably underline with batiste. That's in the dryer now. More ironing. Once that's done, the fun begins on Jacket #1 of 12!
2 weeks ago