Monday, December 1, 2008
My quilted jacket was on the verge of becoming a UFO, but I revived it this weekend. The issue was the collar (my fault, not the drafting...). The collar stand is sort of a crescent shape, and I just eyeballed the seam allowances when stitching the collar to the collar stand. It ended up being too big to fit on the jacket (because I sewed the SAs at the ends too small), and after much fiddling I ended up cutting a new collar and stand, thread basting the stitching lines, and resewing. Now it all fits together nicely.
All that's left to do is rip out and restitch that left sleeve (easing the sleeves is not an easy task), attach the right sleeve, then attach the lining.
But now I'm distracted because my December BWOF came in the mail today! It has never come on the first day of the month. Usually it comes around the 7th. I thought I still had another week to focus solely on the quilted jacket. Anyway, I'll still do that, as I'm hoping to have it done by the weekend when I'm able to take some daylight pics.