Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Jacket progress

I got the lining extension sewed
Rolled the lining extension down about 3/4 of an inch and pressed it. This gives the lining some room to move around a bit so when you bend your arm the lining doesn't constrict movement.
I threw in a couple of stitches to attach the lining to the sleeve. This keeps the lining in place so it doesn't come out of the sleeve when the jacket is taken off.
I tucked under the raw edge of the lining extension, pinned it to the lining, and sew it together.
I finally got to see what the trim looked like. Since I had to add so much to cover the previous hem crease and make the sleeves long enough for my nephew, there is a lot of blank green space. I think I will scatter a few rhinestones in that area to make it look more cohesive.
I already have started tearing apart the pants, meaning open the waistband and seam at the back, take out the waistband to the side seams, and open up the side seams down to the hem for starters. The waist is 3+ inches too big. I need to recut the pants at the sides to take out some of the fullness in the legs. Once I get the pants to fit I will add the flame design at the pant hems to cover the hem crease.


Anonymous said...

That's some expert tailoring and he's going to love the flames!

Katy Sweigart said...

I am amazed by this! I don’t do clothing. Your nephew is going to be thrilled. BTW, love the Harley quilt too!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is a big job recutting the pants. I never had to do that in my alterations days.

Cherie Moore said...

Wow, you’ve got mad Taylor in skills! And wow, you still had the silk after so long? Even more impressive, you could find it! Hats off to you :)