Moving at my usual snail's pace, I am finally sewing on the jacket. Yay! I'm underlining this wool crepe with batiste. It takes time to hand-baste the underlining, but time well spent. I'm fusing interfacing to the underlining, which will prevent the crepe from collapsing from the fusing. Also, I will hem to the underlining only, so there won't be an "pick marks" showing on the garment right side.
Here, I've fused a 2" strip of interfacing at the hem of the batiste and am basting it to the wool.
I sew all my small pieces first--collars, cuffs, etc., so they are ready to sew to the garment when I'm at a point to need them. I've made pocket flaps, sleeve bands, a back band and collar. I'm top-stitching, using 2 strands of matching thread. I have one machine set up just for top-stitching. Here's the pocket flaps.
Now, those are totally boring pictures. But--it's what I've done so far. More later.
2 weeks ago