I got several hours to myself today. My accountant needed my computer, so I couldn’t go online. I took the opportunity to work some more on the jacket. What a treat! As I said yesterday, now that the major construction parts are done, it’s down to the details. And the details always take the most time. The next major step is setting the sleeves. Before I do that I wanted to sew the sleeve’s lining seam allowances together. I used a slipstitch to do this.
That is a slipstitch, right? Or is it a fell stitch? See, this is the reason I hesitate to write a book. I’m afraid I’d get it wrong and people would jump all over me.
Here’s a picture of the finished seam:
I did have time to set the right sleeve before I had to tend to family matters and dinner. I basted it in by hand first, then I machine stitched. It’s not trimmed or given a final press yet, but this picture gives you an idea of how it will look.
So that’s where it stands. Can I just tell you? This fabric is an absolute joy to work with. I love the feel of it between my fingers. It’s so soft, and so luxurious. Have you ever worked with a fabric like that? What did you make? Share, please!