|Pamela's Patterns Magic Pencil Skirt|
In between a visit to the dog park and having FL condo board business to conduct long distance I did get in some actual sewing time also. I finally cut out the lining for a tweed jacket I started at the January sewing retreat. I attached the patch pockets using a technique from Louise Cutting in Threads 121, the wonderful Chanel jacket issue.
Cut and interface the patch pocket. Iron down the top hem and then baste (she suggest gluing with Steam a Seam 2) the patch pocket onto the jacket front. There's no lining to the pocket, just that fusible interfacing.
|Can you see the pocket?|
Cut 1" bias strips of the fashion fabric, in my case a silk, rayon and cotton tweed. Curve the bias strip right along the seam allowance of the pocket. Stitich in place with two lines of stitching 1/8 apart down the center of the bias strip.
|left side unfluffed, right side fluffed|
Use an old toothbrush to fluff up the edges of the fashion fabric bias strip.
Finished pocket in place, still flat but with the raw edge texture that I like so much.
Both pockets sewn to the jacket front.
I also spent about an hour today finishing this very interesting book. This is the sequel to Lisa See's previous novel, Shanghai Girls. In this one the young daughter, Joy, is angry at her mother and aunt for a long time secret about her birth and runs away to become a supporter of the Chinese revolution. It's full of drama and historical details about China in the early days of the communist revolution. Highly readable and quite educational as well.
Now I'm calling it a night and settling in with Season 3 of HBO's In Treatment series and a glass of wine. I just started a Netflix DVD trial subscription and I can see how dangerous that queue list is. I've already added some British and Canadian TV series to my lists. I'm missing Mr. Lucky tonight but he's doing a good thing visiting with his family.
Here's hoping you have good things in your life this weekend.