Thursday, November 17, 2011
Raglan Sleeve Coat Innards (It's Aliiiive!)
Here's a close-up of the back neck. The directions called for a length of twill tape to stabilize the neckline.
Here's the facing and pocket inside. I finished the backs of the bound buttonholes by making little windows with silk organza patches and then hand stitching the windows around the buttonhole openings.
Speaking of lining! You may wonder why the heck I haven't finished this coat yet. Well, there was a lining mishap. I was a little short on the polka dot charmeuse, and the store I bought it from doesn't have any more. The horror! I ended up buying a solid charmeuse to supplement. And then I spent a while obsessing over how the shades of peachy beige don't exactly match each other.
Oh! I also bought gloves! Aren't they pretty?
Readers, what would you have done in the lining situation I had? Start over with an entirely new lining so it would all match? Or maybe you would have been wise and bought enough lining to begin with. (I did read the envelope! I swear!) Would it drive you crazy if one sleeve piece was solid and the rest of the lining was a print?