Sunday, July 19, 2009
Questions and Answers
Well, I'm working hard on my coat, but as you know, coats are not sewn in a week. Here's how it's going. Resolved the dart issue by putting in a second dart to take the fullness, the same size and length as the original, but running from the lower bodice piece. How many attempts, um, well 2 muslins, and 2 attempts with the fashion fabric that got ditched. (shifted the dart a number of times to find the best spot) Oh and to answer your question Gail, this is a 1975 retro McCalls pattern, long since out of print, sent to me by blogging buddy Geek Sewing.
Antoinette asked how the jacket fastened at the top. I used cotton twill, but now I know what webbing is, (Thanks Katherine) I can see why you'd need something more robust. Doesn't matter, will never get used anyway. Oh and no, I did not quilt it myself, the fabric comes like that. (Also from Global fabrics, and I highly recommend it as being very warm and shower proof)
Jenni from across the road asked about my lining. It's from Global Fabrics, who are now having their 40% off sale. It's not specifically lining acetate, but one acetate is as good, if not more expensive as the other. Will never sew polyester linings again, they wear out too quick and of all mending chores, replacing lining is the most onerous.
The sausage dog header? Well, it will not surprise you to learn that I have an extensive hand crafted (by me) collection of Wiener craft. Here's another piece, a pot plate. And yes, it's a boy.
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