The Great Coat Sew Along- Let's Say, Part 5
Back and Bits
I've had a little time to work on my coat, and have accomplished getting the back together, and a few other little things.
Here's the back so far:
I waited to work on this part of the coat because I knew I didn't have enough fusible hair canvas for both the fronts and the back shoulder shields. I also wanted to see if the three layers (wool, hair canvas, and flannel underlining) would be too thick. It is hard to tell until you layer the fabrics together and see how they are going to act together as a unit. Sometimes you won't know until you see in person how it is (or isn't!) going to work.
Once I bought all that Martin's had left on Tuesday, then I cut the shields that cover the shoulder area but not the entire back. I fused them in place before adding the underlining.
I then finished constructing the back, carefully lining up the plaids.
I also had time to finish the epaulets and the back belt except for the buttonholes. Both are decorative, but easy to make and gives me a sense of accomplishment.
Parting Shot: A lot of clothes. There are my garments ready to be packed into garment bags for transport to the Belknap Mill Quilt Guild Show this weekend. I dropped them off this morning and put all but the child-size garments on dress forms for my special exhibit. I'll post pictures of the exhibit tomorrow.