Half way through now I think I am feeling this jacket.
I like the silk charmeuse lining on my skin - I also realize that some leftover Adele top rayon knit would make a comfortable shell to wear with it - Zebra to zebra.
I like the lack of interfacing and serious stuff - let's face it a little hand sewing is easier on the brain than tailoring.
However I am thinking about why I am doing what I am doing.
The whole principle is to laminate the lining to the outer fabric and just turn in the garment edges and cover them with trim. That's really all this project is about - what you aren't doing as much as what you are doing.
It's sort of minimalist sewing if you squint at it.
The fussy part is the leaving enough unlaminated around the seamlines so you can actually sew the thing together and then of course cover this up with lining. Negotiating that requires stopping your quilting lines short, tying off the threads and then handsewing the free lining edges down at the seams.
I wonder if it wouldn't be easier to just quilt the yardage, which would be the easiest way to get all the quilting lines on grain, cut out the units from the then "double sided" fabric.
Stitch her up and then just hand sew cover the seams with bias lining strips, which you could run through the bias tape maker as a time saver.
Of course you would have to do something with the hems and edges, I will ponder this while I walk the dog.
What do you think?
Would this be more efficient? Take more time?
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon