Sunday, October 21, 2007

BWOF 10-07-121 Lining

Bless my son, who offered to drive Grandpa back up to Three Rivers this afternoon. This gave me a little over an hour to sew. Yay! I also did a little last night and Grandpa kept me company by my sewing machine until he fell asleep in the chair and dropped his glass of water :-) Of course, I remember him doing the same thing when I was growing up!

Anyway, I finished the bodice lining and attached it to the bodice.
Obviously, we need some more pressing here! Also, I have not yet released the basting stitches from the back pleat.

I kept struggling with the sleeves last night trying to figure out how I was going to sew them from the inside, but it finally made sense to me after I picked it back up this afternoon.I had to push the lining through the sleeve and turn back the cuff. I then had to go at it from under the arm, pulling the sleeve and lining apart so that just the lining edge and the lower sleeve seam. OK, well that sounds very confusing, so maybe this blurry picture will help clear things up LOL!

I also made a little loop for my belt. It is not attached yet. I cut a piece of fabric 4" long and about 1.5" wide. I serged one long end and folded it in thirds so that the serged layer was on top. I then put this little strip on top of a larger piece of stablizer so that I could run it through my machine. I used a decorative stitch and sewed right down the middle. I stitched the two ends together by hand, and once I get the belt exactly where I want it, and know where the end of the belt will lie, I will slip stitch it to the back of the belt.

It's time to start working on the peplum, but unfortunately, other obligations are calling me.


Tracey said...

Simply beautiful. You got a chance to sew and spent some time with your dad (both at the same time). How cool is that? We have to cherish every second with family, especially our parents and other older relatives. Good job!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

This is going to be an amazing jacket when finished. Thanks for sharing your sewing steps with us.