Monday, 23 January 2017
White jacket project
I think I only just figured out that you can't sew the lining to the sleeve hems unless the lining armhole seam has not been done yet. Or perhaps the side seams?
Because of how you have to encase the outer sleeve with the lining sleeve, that's why. Duh!
I really thought I'd be able to sew this with only the jacket hem still to be sewn - I didn't realise that the machine needle and foot has to go somewhere and the more sleeve hem you sew the less space you leave for the machine parts as named.
Well, I'm glad I learnt this today - you live and you learn. So I am hand sewing the lining to the sleeves - I also attached the lining to the jacket bottom, after ripping open some of the lining side seam. Gotta turn it inside out at the end!
I am making more progress: I cannot begin to express how wonderful a feeling this is. To have picked up an old WIP and to get somewhere with it. Despite discarding most of the design features that make this design. Oh well, it's better to do than to hesitate and ponder and to then put it all off again...
In other news: it feels like I will never have to buy more white sewing thread, I have tons of it. I will need more once this lots becomes old and brittle, but we're not there yet. Black thread on the other hand I seem to misplace and search for all the time. I obviously don't have enough of that.
But then again I have about seven measure tapes and can often find just the one, if I'm lucky. I started leaving one in a specific spot on my sewing table - but I do lug it around quite a bit so that spot doesn't always yield a tape.