Wednesday, February 23, 2011
BTW, I wore the black and white jacket today and received a constant stream of compliments, doesn't it feel good after all that work? ;-)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Here's the jacket, it was easy to make, all the pieces fit together easily and construction was very basic. The front of the jacket stretched a bit and had to be eased back onto the facing very slightly. This is something that happens a lot during construction and should be checked. Sometimes I lay the pattern back over the piece to check but this time I used fusible hymo from B. Black and Sons on the facing- it didn't change. I like to use hymo in any jacket that requires good shape, even if the pattern calls for fusible tricot you may want to beef up a cuff or collar with hymo as I feel it gives controllable shape (collar up or down, it stays where you style it!).
My tool for this post are my Kai Tailoring Shears, I love the 10" size and use them most often, they cut ALL fabric like butter!
|Scissors on fusible hymo|