...how the coat making completely consumes my life. However; this time, I am determined that I will NOT stress, but rather enjoy every minute of the process.
Fabric all cut out and thread marked
I can sit for hours working on it (when I have the time), because I can't wait to see the finished product.
Check out my back stay
This is the coat back with the yoke attached. It has been underlined with part of what use to be my muslin. After tacking the underlining down, I thought I'd have a bit of fun after finding this pretty batiste feeling large paisley print in my stash by using it as my back stay. I've been freed!, from feeling guilty about incorporating "unconventional materials" in my tailoring techniques. I don't have to use "actual muslin yardage", it's alright to use old sheets or even print fabrics for the infra-structure of my coat - because it's my coat. Love it!. Maybe I'll think about the back stay when I'm wearing the coat later on and chuckle about it to myself - haha...