Vogue 1132 - Vintage Plaid Jacket
We Have a Back!
Amazingly enough, I got everything done that I wanted to today and did not have to attend or perform in a concert! I decided the back was the easiest thing to work on at the moment, since I haven't started any of the hand stitching needed for the fronts.
It took a little while to line up the plaids, and I'm pleased with how it all came out. For the most part they match, except for the very top bars at the shoulders, which wouldn't due to the curve of the pieces and the peplum extensions between side and side backs, due to the slant of the seams. That's the way it is with plaids: you can only match so much and not worry about the rest. You have to pick what is most important, which is usually what is most visible, and match that. Those areas are generally centers and side seams. Anything curved, like princess seams will only match so far and then things go awry due to the curve.
I really had to make sure that these plaids matched well at center back. I have a fellow choir member who sits behind me admit that she looks at my plaids to see how well they are matched! She sews, too, so I totally understand why she'd be looking at them!
Parting Shot: Bare. I'll give you only one guess as to why our tree branches are bare at the bottom. That icicle on the left is in danger.