Friday, October 15, 2010
Sew-Along: Pockets, Side Seams, and Sleeves
First, how is everyone doing with the pockets? The instructions are very straightforward; just be sure to use a 3/8" seam allowance when you sew the pockets to each coat piece.
Yay, now we're up to the sleeves! Sharon says that the under sleeve can always use some extra support, so I fused the entire piece. (An alternative is to baste hair canvas to it.) My fusible ends 1-1/2" from the bottom so it doesn't get doubled up in the hem.
Next step: setting in the sleeve! I'm using the method I vlogged about last winter (see it here) but this time I'm going to use Kenneth King's method of using wool/mohair strips rather than hair canvas. You can also use strips of lambswool or even fleece, or just set your sleeves in the traditional way with two rows of gathering stitches. I will explain further in a new video! And then we'll move on to pad stitching the collar.
How's everyone doing?