One minute you're grinning from ear to ear with a new babe in arms and the next minute you're sewing a suit for his Year 10 Graduation ....
|1994 - and I made that dressing gown!!!|
Fabric: Vest fabric from Tessuti's Sydney - textured polyester - lined with Habotai Silk from Gorgeous Fabrics. Pants and Jacket fabric wool plus Lycra from The Fabric Store Sydney - very fine and lightweight - in hindsight I would have preferred a wool without the Lycra - I think that the Lycra limited the pressing and steaming qualities that wool has on it's own. For the jacket I block fused the following pieces:
- Side Front
- Front Facing
- Back Neck Facing
- Under Collar
- Collar stand
- Top Collar Pocket welts and flaps
- I also fused interfacing on the hem allowance of the the back, side back and sleeve.
Jacket was lined with Silk Satin.
Instructions: The instructions are very brief - but adequate if you've made a jacket previously.
Preparation for welt pockets:
Time now for a little observation of the changing seasons ....