I only have to finish the sleeve linings, sew the buttonholes, and other finishing touches.
The flaps and bags of the pockets are red. I decided to make the front facings red to match. Only problem was I did not like the red color for the lapels. I decided to rip out the facings and make a two-tone facing. The red would not show on the lapels this way.
This jacket has some firsts for me. I made mitered corners on the cuff vents and also sewed faux buttonholes. I also inserted shoulder pads and sleeve heads.
Joe and I stayed a few days with my parents this week. We live 25 minutes away, but we stay over often. Anyway, I took the jacket to do some hand sewing and used my Mom's iron.
Now I am shopping for a new iron for myself. I thought my inexpensive iron was doing a good job. What a joke!
|Gravity feed steam iron. Yea or nay?|
Hopefully the jacket will be ready for a photo shoot soon.
|Work in progress|
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