Sunday, November 29, 2009

Coat Vlog #2: Shaping the Front

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Welcome back to my series of coat vlogs! Watch as I take the second step of a tailored jacket or coat: shaping the front piece. Here I get all Martha Stewart and demonstrate how I shrink and apply weft interfacing to my entire front pattern piece.

Here's the tailoring book I refer to. And here's an online source for weft interfacing. Let me know if you have any questions!

10 comments:

  1. I love the armo for it's vintage cred, but for actual use I really love Pro-Weft from http://sewexciting.blogspot.com/ -- it doesn't need pre-shrinking. I've even used it in things that are laundered and dried normally(kid's clothes) and it gives me no trouble.

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  2. So far so good!

    Love the vlogs. Thanks for all the hard work.

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  3. You are too cute. You do well on video and I learn from hearing you telling us, rather than reading a book. I'm one of those kinds of learners, so I appreciate you so much.
    I told my husband today about my new favorite blog and after I watch you make a tailored coat I will want to make one too.
    Thankyou

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  4. Maybe an important note. After the interfacing has been fused to the fabric it needs to rest in a flat position (soory for my english, I hope it makes sense). Also important: Interfacings are different some you need to apply with steam some without. Some glue within 5 seconds, some need twelve (In that case you have to hold the iron steady for twelve seconds). Always make sure to have the right instructions when buying interfacing. Love your blog, it is very informative and it inspires me.

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  5. I agree, Gertie, your vlogs are great. I've never made a tailored coat and I'm enjoying watching your progress.

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  6. You two are adorable!
    Thanks so much for the Vlogs - I am working on coat # 2, this one for my fiance, and the whole issue of interfacing/padstitching/shaping is somewhat confusing to me. These videos really help.

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  7. I think Amazon must have seen a sharp rise in sales of that book!

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  9. Great vlog and very informative... keep up the good work.

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  10. Just bought that book on Amazon -- thanks for the great inspiration!

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