My coat from Vogue 1537 is in its final stages! I have been outside as much as inside the past week or so, but have tried to make sure I complete at least 4-5 seams each day, so the progress continues.
As you can see, there’s been a lot of cutting that doesn’t pertain to the coat, but to the dress! I plan to just keep sewing, and a good thing because we are now about 2 weeks away from leaving for CA.
I am loving the linen contrast, and now that the pockets and sleeves are on satisfactorily, I have enough fabric to make a little clutch purse if I want. I solved my button dilemma…I’m making covered buttons. The front ones will be the pink, and those on the tabs may be plaid. In this photo the collar looks white; that’s just the interfacing on the undercollar. This pattern actually calls for the collar to be attached to the facings and lining, then sewn together…an interesting take, but I’ll try it this way and see.
While I am calling the linen pink, it is really somewhere between lilac and a dusty rose. It definitely has some purple in it, however, I think that may be what allows it to work with the coat fabric. It is not a juvenile pink even though it may look that way in the photos.
The past few days I have worked on the facings and the main body of the lining, which is now ready for the sleeves. Yesterday I attached the main body to the facings, and then added the collar and undercollar. I hope to have the sleeves set in before the day is out, then I will be ready to attach the two coats and make them one.
I will still have quite a bit of hand work to do, tacking the neckline, underarms and shoulders, hems on the sleeves and on the coat, facings for the buttonholes, as well as making and attaching the buttons. I have the coat sleeves basted, and the button supplies purchased, so if I devote myself to a little bit of hand stitching during my lunch break the rest of the week, I should have much of the list completed before the weekend is out. I can still have a good start on the dress, which is only three pieces in the main body. I am looking forward to getting that started now that my silk organza has arrived in the mail!
How are your big projects coming along?