Now that everything has hung and relaxed it’s time to get down to hand stitching. It’s not an option to use the machine which can distort the fashion fabric and throw the checks off. Hand work, the couture treatment, is inevitable for a good result.
This pattern relies on the yoke to support the whole weight of the coat, including the sleeves, and a large part of the yoke will inevitably be off grain and on the bias. There’s plenty of opportunity for the yoke to stretch out and deform. Not good!
A solid base for the yoke can be built by cutting the underlining on grain and on the bias and then securing the two together: like this 🙂
Grain Lines Visible:
Quilted Together, Keeping Stitching out of the Seam Line
Fabric Tacked to the Interlining:
Adjustments in Placement of Checks: Necessary to follow the Fabric, Not the Cut Edges!!!
The Stitching Lines Must be Marked on the Interlining:
And Thread Traced
To Indicate the Stitching Line on the Fabric
Which Might Differ Due to Stretch in Cutting Process
The Longer Body Pieces Are Tacked, Stitching Lines Marked and Thread Traced
The Tacking Stitches Can Be Less Dense.
I’ve used black silk thread to make seeing and removing the tacking stitches much easier.
Back to Work with small town tornado sirens going off in the background. Ahhhhh, Spring!
Edited 1 hour later: We’re fine, no tornado, now we have sun. Wow!