Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm so close to finishing I can TASTE it! Next up: Hem coat (I basted the wigan in place last night). Insert lining, with a narrow strip of contrasting silk between lining and facing. Sew buttons.The lining is assembled, so I hope the pieces will go together quickly.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Claire S. - starting again

Well, after the holiday rush in Nov & Dec and the big clean-up and organizing of my sewing room in January, I'm starting on my coat again.

I have the back done - underlined and and sewn together with the shoulder stay piece attached.

I stalled on the front - bound buttonholes or not. I decided NOT - or I may still be working on this coat NEXT winter. So I'm going to go with the snaps, I could have regular buttonholes made later if I want.

My next step is cutting out and attaching the hair canvas to the front pieces. Possibly in the race for last place, but now making forward progress anyway.