My coat is done *dancing a little jig* AND it looks great!
With the whole week off from school *another jig*, I was able to clip right along. Well, except for that whole cooking for Thanksgiving thing. But I didn’t let it hold me back too much – that’s what Thanksgiving morning is for right!
You got to see the inner workings last time, after which I was finally able to put the lining in. The buttonholes are what really held me up however, and instead of machine holes that didn’t show up on this fabric, I did hand stitched buttonholes.
I really dislike buttonholes…
I put in an awesome looking inside welt pocket, for my cell phone or what not.
The THREADS article I used to get this done suggests using silk organza to help turn the pocket, but since I’m a normal person and don’t have ANYTHING silk lying around, I used what I have plenty of; “recycled” dryer sheets. Smells good and does the job! Somewhere, there is a THREADS editor cringing…
And this is my final product –
And now that, that’s done and I’m all warm and toasty, I can get started on Granny’s Christmas gift –
Mohair and silk with a bit of sparkle for a beautiful scarf. I’m already on the 6th rep of a 13 rep pattern, so it should be done in plenty of time for Christmas.
*Now, for a safety warning.*
Who would have thought that hand sewing buttonholes could be so dangerous? Well it can – and now you know why I dislike buttonholes… well at least part of the reason. HA!
Kitty agree’s. This whole sewing business is to darn dangerous and instead you should just take a nice, safe nap, preferably on something mom is working on.