Garden Path - Jacket - Part XV
Thank you all for the compliments on my son's quilt! He also would like to thank you. He's very excited about entering into a few local shows in the children's division so we'll see how he does!
I've started working the on the trim for the jacket and I'll have to admit, this isn't exactly the most exciting part of the project. It is exciting only in the sense that I'm seeing work accomplished, but this is pretty standard sewing.
This is what I've accomplished over the last week, in addition to working on the blouse and jacket border flowers:
It doesn't look like much, does it?
Actually it is a lot of work, considering I cut all the bias strips for the yellow, both scalloped sides and the purple backing. After careful measuring and sewing enough strips together, I made all the scalloped edges, basted them to the yellow, put the purple backing on and turned the whole thing.
The longest piece was a bit too long to turn as one whole piece, so I left an opening at the half way point and turn each side separately. I just need to hand stitch that opening shut.
Once turned and pressed, each piece will be shaped to the curves of the jacket. Everything is cut on the bias, so the trim will be easy to shape with steam.
After that, the next step is the beads. I'm hoping to get most of those beads added today. It isn't a hard job, there are just a lot of beads! (No surprise, right?) Just for reference, the smaller piece is 86"/218cm and the longer piece is 120"/305cm. That is the longer piece draped over the ironing board, below.
I still need to make the white braided trim and attach it but those are tasks for tomorrow and Monday!
I will not be doing a 30 minutes per day post this week - I've been working on the GP blouse for that project and I did a post on it yesterday. Here's the collar with its very own OCD button. The collar still needs a facing, but I do hope to finish this blouse tomorrow.
Tomorrow: a real treat - the special post on the vintage jacket I bought in Atlanta!
Parting Shot: Sunshine. Pix has been napping every afternoon on my ledge right above the ironing board in the sunshine. Oh, the life of a cat!