Saturday, August 16, 2008

1945 Jacket


Well,I finally got started on the FSG1945 jacket. I had already traced the pattern, but I wanted to add length to it since when I originally traced it, I had made it shorter. Also, for some reason, I had lowered the waist one inch when I traced it the first time. I had to change this back as well. I started to lay out my pattern, and realized that I needed to do a single layout. This fabric is really unstable, and I didn't realize how uneven the plaid is. Not only is it a one way plaid, the repeat is about every 18". I'm really glad I bought extra fabric, because there is no way I could have gotten this laid out otherwise. As you can see from this picture, I had to lay some pieces out in the middle of the fabric in order to get the lines to match. I still need to cut out all the pockets, collars, and back facing. Next I will fuse interfacing and underlining. I probably won't cut the lining until after I make the shell of the jacket. Oh, those are not the same two pattern pieces in the picture, One is the jacket front and the other is the facing. I do think I cut some pieces longer than the others, but I'm sure I will shorten the whole thing a little bit anyway, so it will all come out even.

**Oh, and side note from the previous post. I found the missing jacket fabric! It didn't really run away from home, it was in the very last box I put away! After I work out all of the fit issues in this version of 1945, I will make another one in the run-away fabric!

6 comments:

kbenco said...

I'm glad you found your fabric, is it a side effect of the beautifully tidy new cupboard from last post?

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Yeah for getting started! Since you've made this before I'm sure you enjoy the experience of sewing and making this your own.

Little Hunting Creek said...

I know all about missing fabric - I often finally find what I was looking for only when I am looking for something else. Congratulations on getting organized. Now I am afraid to do the same thing because then I will have to face the truth about how much I really have.

Nancy W. said...

Carolyn - actually, I haven't made this before, so I'm really looking forward to finally tackling it!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

The fabric looks very nice, and I can relate to the matching up those lines :) it's alot of work but in the end the work pays off.

Mary Beth said...

Whew! Glad you have found the runaway fabric. I just hate that feeling...don't you?