No major pictures but I will say that the four neck darts did their proper job and also look sort of cool. I did something a little unusual for the interfacing. Rather than interface the upper back before I sewed the darts, I stitched down the darts then applied the fusible interfacing over them. I made sure to press it on over my ham to keep the curve necessary but it seems to have turned out well.
|Jacket back at neck after fusing|
Since I'm combining fabrics in this jacket, I did some combination testing today. Here's the flat piping sample that I decided to use.
Speaking of linings, I want to give some praise to Fabric Mart once again. I've been using up some lightweight stretch poly lycra lining that I bought earlier this summer. I've made a half dozen stretch woven sheaths and the same number of Pamela's Pegged Skirts with this lining fabric. I wouldn't use poly for a jacket but it's been wonderful to have inexpensive stretch lining for these other two projects. Yesterday I called and asked for a new supply in a range of any colors and my box arrived this afternoon. $2 a yard and there's plenty more in store, I believe. But I think you may have to ask Chris or Sandy for these specifically since I did not see these linings on the website.
We're heading out to the last Little Italy outdoor movie this evening. It's traditional to close with the charming and touching "Cinema Paradiso." The sun is still shining and people will be enjoying the evening but we're also getting regular hurricane updates regularly. My church has already cancelled Sunday services. I'm planning on making a drive to the sewing retreat in Northern VA tomorrow to just visit for a few hours....and fill up the car with wine from Trader Joe's. But I'll be checking the morning radar along with lots of other people along the East Coast in case I have to make alternate plans. Plenty to eat, drink and read in our house but I do miss my electricity when it goes. Hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend wherever you are.