My new winter coat is coming along nicely, thanks to Gertie’s Coat Sew Along. The bodice and skirt are sewn together, bound buttonholes are in place, and the sleeve hems are done.
I used a catchstitch to hem the sleeves. The Colette Sewing Handbook is a great reference if you need a reminder of some basic hand stitches.
This week we are sewing the lining. My lining fabric is lavender china silk. I’m so excited about the progress of my coat and I’m thrilled to know that I will have a new winter coat in a couple short weeks. I’m thoroughly enjoying the whole tailoring process. It has been a number of years since I made a tailored garment. What about you. Do you like the process of sewing tailored clothing?
Published by Pamela Klingensmith
Sewing is my passion and I always have a notion to sew, but sometimes I get distracted with other crafty endeavors. I share my creative accomplishments (and sometimes failures) here on my blog. I am a licensed Martha Pullen beginning sewing instructor and serger instructor. For 5 years, I taught new owners how to use their Bernina sewing machines at my local Bernina dealer, and for 2 years I taught serger project classes at my local Baby Lock dealer. These days, my professional time is spent retailing handmade purse and bag making supplies and patterns. I also sell a small selection of fabric as well as my handmade bags and purses.
"The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps." Prov. 16:9
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