Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A little progress

After coming back from aqua aerobics and showering yesterday, I had no time to sew. Just ate dinner and went to sleep. Today, since we weren't worked as hard in what I like to call my "boot camp" style class (yes, sometimes this teacher yells at you like a drill-sergeant), I decided to forfeit the shower and sew a little.
I was able to topstitch the tabs for the shoulders and sleeves, and stitched the front to the back. Here is what the top of the front looks like right now.

So next step: attach collar and facing. I'm apprehensive about attaching the sleeves because the instructions say to set in the sleeve, which I always find difficult. I'm not the best at easing fabric... Ah well, I'll just take my time when I get there. I think I will baste the sleeves on by hand first. That will definitely minimize my chances of screwing it up. Off to bed now. Another day of work and exercise tomorrow.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Still here...

Just barely. It's been a sewing desert over here, but I managed to stumble upon an oasis today. Can't be on the computer too long, but I have finally started working on the jacket. I finished the muslin (minus one arm) and even though the fit is a little iffy, I figured it was okay because for the first time, I'll actually have a jacket with arms that are long enough! Okay. Enough talk. Here is a picture of the muslin, and then a picture of the tabs I'm going to put on the shoulders and sleeves. I haven't thought yet about what kind of buttons I'm going to use to fasten the tabs to the jacket, I guess I'll just figure that out later. I've got the rest of the jacket cut out, but it will have to wait till sometime during the week...