ThatBlackChic's Blazer Sew-a-Long this week. It was not for the faint of heart by any means. When I first heard mention of the sewalong I already had the Simplicity pattern in stash. Fell in love with it hot off the press and really wanted to make it. But... had it not been for the sewalong, maybe I would have never gotten around to it.
Mmmmm, so what do I have to say about this week long event?
- I learned some interesting techniques, really I did. I had never really used bias tape successfully to trim a project. Really was bit intimidated by it. How to sew it on securely, and how to neatly apply the ends, and how to MITER those corners. After this project I feel like I'm a bias trim pro!
- LOVE the way the collar is attached to the jacket. Effortless after applying the bias trim.
- I can't ever remember making coat/jacket with a sleeve vent. This was the part that I really feared. I now have that fully under my belt.
- I've worked with several projects that involved a two piece sleeve before. I have to admit setting the sleeves in this jacket did test my patience.
- Michelle is an EXCELLENT instructor. I'm looking forward to her next sew-a-long!
- Used hongkong seam finishes everywhere including the shoulder and sleeve seams.
- Stabilized the shoulder seams.
- Added a back hem vent.
I am very pleased with my finished project.
Thanks to all that cheered me on and listened to me bellyache during this jacket making process. I know you cringe every time I announce "I'm about to make a jacket." You are my friends, my support team don't run and hid - continue to hang in there with me - there will be other jackets!!!!