...If I love making jackets and coats so much, why oh why do I whine through the entire process. And you know that my poor Mother is the main recipient of all my whimpering.
- who ever coined the phrase "Rippin Ain't Easy" did not lie.
- I spent quite a bit of time un-stitching top stitched seams yesterday after I discovered it just wasn't going to work. Every seam puckered due to top stitching - and I actually thought that I could press them smooth, but nope - that didn't work. I think it was due to the the amount of stretch in this fabric.
- I applied hong kong finish to the majority of seams. After I was finished I thought "if I hadn't already done all of this work - I'd stick a lining in this puppy and call it a day"! Alas, I am very pleased with the end results.
- Managed to match the vertical strips with on pockets.
- and I'm quite pleased with my interfaced back hem.
- I jumped the gun with the collar construction. Trimmed it for turn of cloth and pad stitched as per my usual before reading the pattern instructions or watching Day 2 of the That Black Chic video. Serves me right!, had to cut a new under collar - cause construction for this collar is totally different from regular traditional methods.
- I was a little intimidated by the bias trim process, but guess what??? with the help of an exceptional instructor got it right on the very first try!!!
Well tomorrow is another day. Stay tuned for continued progress...