Friday, October 23, 2009

With Facings

Since I know that you wanted play by play action...

I like the front, it fits well, and it isn't too tight through the shoulders. I still need to add the structure to the shoulder/back area, but I need more batting for that.

Funny thing about that, I remembered to buy some at Universal, but I only got half a yard and it isn't long enough and I don't want to have to piece it. So, I am going to make it into a bunch of shoulder pads, and get more for the whole shoulder/back pieces.

I am hoping that more shoulder structure will get some of those wrinkles from under my arms.
Speaking of the back:
I really like the fit better since I added a couple of inches to that back belt. I don't know what they were thinking making it too short, but it just looked bad.

I took Jenni's advice and understitched the pleats and they are nice and crisp, even though they pull a little from their basting thread as well.

As for the buttons, I have a few in my stash that will work:
I am actually leaning towards the smaller square ones at the top. I really don't like the great big square ones, but the round ones would work.
What do you think?
I really should go and get more of that batting and get this thing done, but I don't feel like getting out this afternoon.
I had forgotten how much Friday afternoons suck when you are unemployed.
No one wants to talk to anyone new on Fridays. I had an interview last Friday and didn't get a call back for a second interview this week.
Nothing good ever happens on Fridays when you are looking for work.


  1. Sorry about the interview. And I had my fingers crossed for you all day too, it made typing really difficult.
    I like the square buttons the best. I actually rather like the larger square buttons but the shanked ones would be more practical for a jacket I think.

  2. Hey, I was not convinced that that was the job for me, I am not sorry to let it go. More sewing time!
    How is your jacket coming?


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