Infrastructure: generally defined as the set of interconnected structural elements that provide framework supporting an entire structure of development.
Of course it's most commonly used to describe modes of transportation (roads, highways, water systems, and most recently talk of airports). In comparison, the word infrastructure makes me think about the different aspects of tailoring I choose to put into a jacket or coat. Tailoring provides the framework that supports the development of my coat. I finally realize that I actually LIKE the painstaking hand stitching, layering of interfacing, underlining, and all the time it takes to execute. Like it yes, but still moan about it a little bit along the way.
- the front and back of the funnel collar was double interfaced to make sure it stands up
- added a back stay
- underlined the entire bodice
- taped front edges and collar
- pressed princess seams and shoulder open and topstitched both sides of each seam
The biggest fear being the raveling issue. I'll just need to super clean my serger after the process - or maybe I need to clean it after each seam is serged. Still haven't decided if I want to use buttonhole or loop closures - guess I'll need to decide that today because it's now time to add the bodice facing and lining. Maybe I need to opt for buttonholes because I really can't see making self fabric loops out of this ravelly fabric. I don't think bound button holes are an option this time, I just don't think they'll work??? But I might do a practice one just to see because they would be a nice addition...