So my sewing machine was not ready to pick up today as I thought it would be. They said maybe on Wednesday. That's okay. I'm not dismayed (yet). Do you see that pile of fabric sitting on top of my ironing board? Those are all of my coat pattern pieces, waiting to be fused and thread traced. I've decided to thread trace the seam lines (for the first time ever!) so I don't have to stress about the fabric unraveling. I also cut wider SAs than I normally do, 1 inch or wider.
Last night I started thread tracing the sleeves, just to get the hang of it. They are 2-piece raglan sleeves, so there are 4 pieces altogether. While watching last week's Project Runway episode that I Tivo'd while out of town (45 minutes?) I did the tailor tacks in one pair of pattern pieces, and I got exactly one of those pieces thread traced. From now on, no more TV watching while thread tracing!