2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

October 8, 2015

IT AMAZES ME...

...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...

14 comments:

  1. That is a great idea. You can use anything as a back stay.

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  2. I think so Alethia, as long it is a stable woven fabric.

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  3. I use muslin and cotton prints on hand for back stays as well. I like your idea of using your muslin as part of the underlining. That's a great idea!

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  4. I've used all sorts of fabric for stays. I just prefer something tightly woven and stable. The last coat I made got a cotton flannel stay to add warmth. I love coatmaking so am watching your process closely.

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    1. Thank you for watching Bunny. I really like coat making also, but often confuse myself when it comes to knowing where to interface for best results. I'm giving this coat my best shot as always!

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  5. Love the back stay and will use a sheet/or unconventional piece of fabric for underlining with a quickness.

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    1. Thanks Sheila. Yes, it's so nice to know that I can use unconventional material and still end up with a great product.

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  6. This is going to be simply lovely Ms. Faye! Can't wait to see the finished coat modeled by you!

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  7. Too cute Ms. Faye! I like the idea of walking around knowing you have a little something special underneath, LOL!

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    1. Exactly Myra, it's my little inside secret.

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  8. Whoa! Lots of hard work indeed! I make mostly lingerie now, but made a coat last year. This is bringing back that marathon feeling I had, like it was an endless race. Keep at it, it will be worth it, not to mention warm.

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    1. I agree with you Maddie! Sometimes while making coats I do feel like I'm involved in an endless race. That's when I find myself making my "FINISH LINE" lists. The help me see the light at the end of the tunnel!

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