State Of Shock

Are you in shock? I am. The above photo of the lovely draped pocket detail on McCalls 5815 was taken tonight. That would be 24 hours after I took those photos of the pieces being cut out on my living room floor.

The outer casing of this jacket has come together incredibly quickly. Two slightly problematic details:

  • I’m sure I’ve used too heavy a fusible interfacing. It’s making the fabric very rigid.
  • I have what looks like inverted nipples where my princess seams lie. Nice. My guess is that this part of the jacket needs taking in. Thankfully, I’ve read that princess seams lend themselves to adjustment. Phew.

On the positive side:

  • That paving slab I ordered? You know, the one the weight of a brick? Yes, The Reader’s Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing has proved very useful. Very useful indeed. It’s a reference book that I read for pleasure and that is close to unheard of.

Okay. I need to go and nurse my shock now, along with my cold. Those pockets? I made those.

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2 Responses to State Of Shock

  1. Gwen says:

    I am happy to have just discovered your blog! Hi! I’m Gwen. I’ll be interested in reading about your jacket as your progress and any other knitting/sewing that you’re doing. Come on over to my place sometime and chat!

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