The Wedding Suit - Part Seven
Although I took yesterday off to hike, I have done some considerable work on the jacket and am pretty close to finishing. I've made and installed the lining and have hemmed the body and sleeves. So far, the jacket looks like this:
I still need to do some work on that collar - it doesn't lay quite right - but I think I'll take the evening off and look at it again in the morning before deciding if I need to take it completely apart or not.
I still need to finish the lining hems, which I can't do until I get the collar issue resolved and get the buttonholes done on the sleeves. After that, it is just buttonholes and buttons. Then, I need to make some kind of knit top.
Q/A: Just a few today. From NancyW.: So, are you underlining and lining the jacket? What are you using for the underlining? Yes, I am underlining and lining. The silk is a bit see through in places and a bit thin, so I am underlining with cotton batiste. I am lining with rayon Bemberg lining.
Carol wanted to know about shoes for this outfit. I did post a photo of them, but that was quite a while ago, before I finished SFB. Here's the link to the post with the shoes. My brother's fiance did see them and liked them, so that's good!
Last, but not least, Liz in Ypsilanti wanted to know what happened to the tie dye my daughter and friend made the other day. All the stuff is at camp right now! My daughter and her two friends took all their dyed t-shirts and socks to wear at camp this week.
Parting Shot: Soup. We hiked Mt. Monroe yesterday. On the way there, we stopped at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut, hoping for some soup or other goodies to purchase. There was soup, but it was cream of mushroom. My son doesn't like mushrooms. At all. The poor kid hiked for three hours with the promise of soup and it turned out to be cream of mushroom. Thankfully, a hot chocolate and a Snickers bar was a good substitute.