|They come in handy when things happen that bring me back to reality. I have to admit though, I do love those rare occasions when delusions of sewing granular pop up.|
Now back to the jacket...
After days of fearful procrastination (because it's been several years since making bound buttonholes) , I took a couple of evenings to practice making them. First on cotton scraps, and then on scraps from my jacket fabric. Thankfully Pauline Alice (creator of the pattern) had the forethought to put up a helpful bound buttonhole tutorial that was clear, understandable, and actually easier than the ones that I had made before from what I remember.
|Not a great picture, the top lip is there.|
So now not only are the buttonholes done, but also the welt pockets (also compliments of another one of Pauline's tutorials) back and front facings, collar and the side seams are too.
|Black wool blend, so not much to see.|
Tonight I'll start inserting the sleeves. Keep your fingers crossed, if all goes well all I'll have left will be the decorative back tab, lining and hems. It shouldn't take long, but of course I tend to sew faster in my head than I do in actuality...