The Burgundy Jacket
Part Five, Slower than a Turtle
I told you this one was moving along slowly. I did get a little work done yesterday before having to go coach fine arts and workout. When I got home from the afternoon carpool, we had no power, thus no blogging or sewing. This morning, we had a dental emergency (see Parting Shot, but don't look if stuff like teeth gross you out!) and groceries to get, and the machines still haven't been turned on yet today. Maybe this afternoon when I get back from picking up my daughter I can get something done.
At any rate, yesterday, I did get the zipper installed. I made sure the band was well interfaced - no stretching wanted - and then hand basted the zipper in before machine stitching it.
I also got the facings made and attached and the collar facing ready for the final finishing.
Now, if I can just get to that and the large amount of topstitching (and probable hand basting to make sure it looks good), I might finish it. Maybe on Saturday, I'll be gone all day tomorrow at my daughter's fine arts competition.
Parting Shot: Tooth. Yes, that's my son's tooth. He came home last night from church with a really swollen gum and very sore tooth. Turns out, it became infected. It needed work, but wasn't going to be filled because it was just going to come out in a few months because it's a baby tooth. Things just didn't work out that way, so the dentist removed it, cleaned everything out and my son should be ok in a few days.