Fixing the Pockets
Well, I did it. I went back and remade both pocket flaps. However, instead of making both straight, I made them both uneven in the same way. I kind of preferred the way it looked. It did mean that I had to cut another suede pocket flap. The flaps will be shown [...]
Finishing the Pockets
I made a new pocket flap to replace the one that I didn’t like. That suede is really hard to work with. I probably would have made this whole thing a lot easier if I’d skipped the suede details, but I really like the look. Oh well.
After sewing the front seams [...]
Preparing the Pocket Treatment
I’ve decided to have lower double welt pockets with flaps. No upper pocket. I used a flap pattern from another Vogue jacket pattern. The welts will be 1/4″ deep with the flap inserted between the welts. After testing several methods, I’ve decided to use the method that Cabrera describes as a [...]
I was participating in a tailored jacket project with the SewCouture list atQuiltropolis. The project stalled for a while (over a year!) but I’ll be starting up again. In the mean time here’s a report of my progress so far.
I have practically no tailoring experience so I’m using 3 different books as reference for [...]