Garden Path - Jacket Part XXXI
Construction Part 2
Today I was able to get the edges of the fronts and back done. This is a major step and I really feel that I'm in the home stretch with this project. There is still a lot to do, but I've put the majority of the work behind me. Here they are now:
Now the edges are cleaned finished and ready for the narrow trim that will be on either side of the wide border.
I will start work on that next week, as I am going to use the rest of this week to finish the flower border. I still need to attach the lily and try to get all the bead work done on it this evening. I've already removed the big rose and am working on finishing the stem ends and leaves differently to accommodate the lily instead of the rose.
By Monday, this border should be all done and ready for finishing!
Q/A: Myra had this to ask, regarding a term used in yesterday's post: The sleeve head makes all the difference in the appearance, but what is feathering? Feathering refers to pulling out, tapering and thinning the edges of batting or other similarly textured material so that there is no hard, cut edge. A hard edge could possibly show through on the right side of the garment, which of course, is undesirable. In the photo below, the piece on the left has been feathered while the piece on the right has not.
Parting Shot: Book cover. My daughter needs a new book cover for one of her textbooks and wanted to make another painted paper bag cover. We custom mixed some Lumiere paints and she's just thrilled with the color!