Wednesday, September 9, 2009
OK - I couldn't wait two weeks. I sat down with the book and followed the directions step by step and finally mastered sewing the inside corner to fully bag the lining (last time I bagged a lining, a finished the tricky corner by hand.)
Just call me Miss Methodical. I just couldn't BEAR to start one project while the last was still loitering in my sewing room. Anyone else out there like that? Also, anyone else out there who doesn't keep a stash? Just like to know there are other freeko-one-project-at-a-time-no-stashers out there. Let's unite people, we need to support each other.
The thing I love about Burda is the details. Look at this one, details for Africa. 1) back waist band 2) back and front yolks 3) top stitching 4) curved lapels 5) sloping centre front 6) pocket with flap. 7) interesting darts 8) fun lining I LOVE sewing details. Take a long time though and if you get 'em wrong they sing "home sewn" louder than an opera diva.
This wool crepe was not the most co-operative fabric I've ever worked with. It didn't press up that well and it shows wrinkles and puckers and was a devil to turn out evenly. I even ended up resewing a pocket flap because it looked so wonky. What sucks about that is I specifically chose this fabric because I thought, "this looks like it would make up well." Wrong. Well, right, I do like how it turned out but it was a bit of a journey with the quick-unpick to get there.
Now excuse me, I'd best get on with wearing it. It's suddenly got real warm and springish here, very soon it will be too hot to wear a wool crepe jacket. Hate for all that work to amount to a couple of outings and a feast for the moths.