Black Velvet Waistcoat: patterning & lining

Drawing on the pattern:
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This was repeated for a white linen lining and the two were flat-lined together. The mock-up was then fit and will become the final lining for the waistcoat.

Front:
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Back:
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The mock-up needed fairly little alterations. The Uniquely you form’s shoulders are still too wide and large so the shoulder did need to be fitted a little more. But it was darn close! I’m tempted to cut off the shoulder too now. Hmm…. Is that a good or bad idea. I’ll try it on mine first and if I do I’ll let you know how it went.

The pattern was then traced onto the velvet, cut out, and the velvet basted onto silk organza before being cut:

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By the way, that’s my basket o’cabbage under the tiny cutting table in these shots. I always keep all the cuttings for piecing and other small projects.

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