Sunday, January 22, 2012
The project that keeps on going and going is almost done. Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic faster than I will have completed this project.
A few hours and it is finished. I think. All that has to be done is finish pressing the neckline, hand stitch the lining under (understitch) -- and I want to do it by hand not machine so as to keep a flexible soft look. Then I need to hem the jacket and the sleeves, also these are lined to the edge, so I will do a hand stitched understitch to the lining.
The loops for the buttons are a braided yarn and ribbon. The jacket meets at center front.
You can see here the on the left side the lining presses in very nicely to the neckline. Be You Ti Ful! All I need to do is the same on the right side. I use a ham to press this curve. Crucial if you want it to lie nicely against the body while wearing. Of course this is the highest quality wool tweed, a gift from my dear friend Patti; the wool melds wonderfully.
I tweaked the fit just a bit at the upper chest, using the princess seam to take in about a half inch from shoulder to bust point.
Goal - to wear this at work during the coming work week! Can she do it? Vamos a ver (let's see).