Anyway, here's the pattern
I dickered with myself several nights about purchasing the pdf pattern. I searched and searched my fully loaded pattern stock but could not find a pattern that I thought mimicked the Ninot jacket. And since I now have a working printer (birthday present to myself) I went ahead and clicked the submit button and ordered it (Christmas present to myself).
After I made and fitted the muslin and was preparing to cut the fashion fabric a mental struggle began over whether or not to incorporate tailoring into the project. Each and every jacket or coat I make DOESN'T have to turn into a full fledged TAILORING JOB or does it. I just wanted to jump in and make the darned thing following the instructions exactly (get it over with quick and dirty). But realizing that incorporating tailoring techniques yields a more professional looking garment and makes it last longer, I had to give in. After all, who can argue with their logical self?, not I! So needless to say there's been a whole lot of stitching going on this weekend.
|The fully interfaced front, front yoke, back, back yoke, and under collar. The interlining has also been hand basted to all these pieces.|
|The Peter Pan collar interfaced, pad stitched, turned, shaped, molded, steamed and pinned to my dressform to dry|
Of course not everything I do in tailoring is perfect or probably would be considered proper by experts. It's all still a learning process. I guess I could call it my "making do with what you have, until you get what you want or need tailoring method . Me and several other bloggers have asked Gentleman Jim from the Lost Art of Fine Tailoring to do a jacket/coat DVD on tailoring. Hope he's listening!
Stay tuned, I'll be sharing more of my Ninot Jacket progress...