Bias welt pockets were painful to do but well worth it as they look so pretty.
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Finished in plenty of time for the upcoming Dickens Christmas Fair season . which starts tomorrow & runs every weekend until Dec. 20th :)
Here are a few shots of it completed. You can’t even see the piping! In person it all sorta meshes together into one lovely soft shell. Now to start the zouave jacket to go over it.
Closes with custom self-fabric buttons with hand sewn buttonholes.
Waiting for buttonholes:
Continue reading Black Velvet Waistcoat: front closure
The velvet waistcoat is close to done. I’m contemplating adding a touch of bias piping…
Here are some inprogress shots –
Wool half moons:
These were lightly basted together to create the bust pads that fill out the area between the shoulder and the bust.
The seam allowances were clipped and then the boning channels applied by machine:
Drawing on the pattern:
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.
Continue reading Black Velvet Waistcoat: patterning & lining
I’ve started going through all the photos I took of the wedding garments in progress and decided some might be nice to share. Here is one showing how I cut out the shape of the pocket I wanted and drew on the lines to match the fabric below to be able to easily pattern match when cutting.
You can see the white chalk marking the buttonholes and the placement of the embroidery designs. Everything was chalked and then the embroidery was done prior to cutting the fabric.
So maybe I wanted too many photos but I think this photo shows Jeremy’s opinion on the multiple fittings.
“Why do I have to try on the waistcoat under the mock up of the jacket?” he asked. He darn well knows why, he was just being plain SILLY!