I had a little time at lunch today, so I got some work done on the Chanel Jacket. The second time is so much faster! Actually, this is technically the third of this style jacket that I’ve made, but for the first one I had not a clue what I was doing. I just joined an informal sewalong on one of the old forums and wung that mother. Now that I have a little more knowledge and experience under my belt, I cringe a little at how naive I was (not to mention the self-brush-fringe trim I made). Ah well, live and learn, right?
Anyway, I sewed the back pieces together:
Pardon the crappy cell phone pictures. I’ll bring the good camera when it’s closer to being finished. I pinned the lining seam allowances down to “train” them. I’ll undo them before I sew the shoulder seams, since I still need to catchstitch the outer shell SAs. I figure if I don’t have time to do that during the week, it’ll give my hands something to do while watching the playoffs (Go Pats!!!!) this Saturday.
So that’s where it stands. I think I’ll be able to sneak some time this week to get the front pieces sewn together and join them all at the sides. More as it happens…