April 4, 2008


Every seamstress/sewist, or whatever term we choose to call ourselves; want the project we are currently working on to be better than the last one. I am sure that none of us sit down at our machines with lack-a-daisy attitudes not caring about the construction process, without visions of producing a successful garment. Most of us have actually contemplated the entire assembly and construction process from start to finish in our mines before we even cut into the fashion fabric. Such is the case with the jacket I am currently making.

Several days ago I started considering the fact that the silky wool fabric that I'm working with is moderately light weight. It has the feel and drape of a linen fabric. I've never worked with it before, but fell in love with it when I saw Erica's freesia trench jacket in February.
It's like something in the back of my mind is saying "UNDERLINING" is needed for the look and drape that I'm looking for. So after reading as much as I can about the use and application of underlining, I have decided to do just that using cotton batiste which I'm pre-washing as I write. I am also going to thread trace the pattern as well thus extending the project even more with adding a full lining although the pattern doesn't call for one. Oh well; after all, I am continually looking forward to my next project to be even better than my last!


  1. I agree also that I would like my next project to be better than the last one. I'm interested learning more about underlining... please post progress pics of the underlining process.

  2. Hey hey, I share that too... Always looking forward to starting a new project so that I can try new tips... I can't wait to see how your jacket will come along.

  3. Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm anxious to do another one just need to find the right print fabric.

  4. You are absolutely correct. Especially, when the goal is just not to sew a so-so garment but, to improve your skills with every garment.

  5. Hey! I've tried to send you a message and it kept coming back!
    I want to know about the progress on your jacket! You're steppin' it up!!!

    Thanks for the comment on my denim dress too....



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